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Goddard Space Flight Center

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Aerial View of Goddard Space Flight Center

Aerial View of the mall at Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.   Goddard is located northeast of Washington, D.C. in Greenbelt, Maryland USA.  The largest organization at Goddard is the Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD).  ETD is home to approximately 1,300 engineers who provide multidiscipline engineering expertise to our many missions.  We recruit and hire the best and the brightest from top colleges and are proud of our talented and diverse workforce.

What We Do

Goddard is a major laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft.  We are an end-to-end science mission operation. At Goddard and within Engineering, we design missions, build satellites and instruments, operate and control  spacecraft, and acquire and distribute data to the world-wide science community.  Our data products are used to conduct research in Earth and Space Sciences that benefit both the nation and the world.


Our Diverse Leadership Staff

The expertise we bring includes advanced technology; highly qualified, technically diverse teams; hands-on operational knowledge of how to successfully implement space science missions; and a basic systems engineering approach.  We offer talented and diverse staff, supported by unique world-class facilities, and the ability to apply emerging technologies to develop high performance, cost effective solutions to the most challenging problems in Science and Exploration.

Goddard Engineering is committed to cultivating and maintaining a work environment of trust, respect, and opportunity for all members of our workforce.  We promise a diverse workplace which will enable people to achieve their individual success and maximize their personal contributions while fulfilling our objective of product excellence.

  • Our Diverse Workforce: Click HERE to find out more about our Engineering workforce and the disciplines and skills within our organization
  • Our Diverse Leadership Staff: Click HERE to find out more about the leaders within Engineering and the broad backgrounds they represent.
  • Career Paths and Leader Profiles: Click HERE to find out more about our career paths within our organization.