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Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD/Code 500)

Building the Systems of Tomorrow, Today...
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The Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD) (formerly known as Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate - AETD) provides multidisciplinary engineering expertise for the development of cutting-edge Science and Exploration Systems and technologies at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the Wallops Flight Facility, in Virginia.

A Message from Our Director

Tom McCarthyTom McCarthy, Director

Welcome to the Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD) public website. 

ETD's talented and diverse workforce is committed to expanding today's engineering boundaries through the application of emerging technologies to develop high performance, cost effective solutions to the most challenging problems in Science and Exploration. We achieve this within our laboratories and those of our many valued present and future partners.

We invite you to explore the ETD Public website designed to provide you with information on our Leadership Team, our work and technology thrusts, employment, and education & outreach.

Thank you for your interest in our organization and we welcome any feedback or questions you may have.

Tom McCarthy
Director of ETD