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"Dr. Selvig read an energy surge from the Tesseract four hours ago."
"NASA didn't authorize Selvig to go to test phase."
Phil Coulson and Nick Fury[src]

The National Aeronatics and Space Administration, better known by its acronym NASA, is the United States governmental aerospace and aeronautics research agency and is responsible for the country's civilian space program.

History

Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S.

NASA partnered with the United States Air Force and S.H.I.E.L.D. to create Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. in order to study the Tesseract.[1]

Project Distant Star Return

"NASA was always curious about the Monolith."
Will Daniels[src]
Will Astronaut

Astronaut Will Daniels arrives on Planet Maveth

In 2001, Gideon Malick was consulting for NASA. He advised to use the Monolith to travel to Maveth, a planet on the other side of the portal.[2] Jane Thompson and Luther Banks assisted him in the project.[3] NASA sent an astronaut, Will Daniels, and three scientists, Taylor, Brubaker, and Austin, through the portal to survey the planet on until a rescue team could come to retrieve them. However, the three scientists were killed by something Daniels called "It". The portal was never reopened and Daniels was alone on Maveth. [4] That expedition was secretly orchestrated by a HYDRA cell led by Malick who was trying to bring the thing, Hive, back to Earth.[2] The facility of the project was eventually abandoned.[3]

Project Valhalla

Using the alias Jane Thompson, Rosalind Price worked for NASA on Project Valhalla, a short-lived initiative designed to detect useful or hazardous alien assets before they entered Earth's atmosphere.[5]

Restart of P.E.G.A.S.U.S.

Marvel's The Avengers - NASA and S.H.I.E.L.D.

NASA and S.H.I.E.L.D. researching the Tesseract

Restarting the Project, NASA worked with S.H.I.E.L.D. at the Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility in the Mojave Desert to research the Tesseract, along with Erik Selvig, to attempt to provide unlimited self-sustaining energy for the world. When Loki arrived and began the Destruction of Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S., a NASA scientist hid from the chaos.[6]

Staff

Name Position Status
Will Daniels Astronaut Deceased
Taylor Astronaut Deceased
Austin Astronaut Deceased
Brubaker Astronaut Deceased
Jane Thompson Deceased
Luther Banks Deceased
Gideon Malick Consultant Deceased

Facilities

Appearances

Appearances for NASA

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