When NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center was established in 1959 as NASA’s first spaceflight center, we began an era of spaceflight and innovation that has benefited humanity and enhanced daily life on Earth. In order to fulfill NASA’s mission of the future, all NASA centers – including Goddard – are developing master plans. The plans must achieve affordable infrastructure over approximately 20 years – by 2038 – as set forth by NASA’s Mission Support Council in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s National Strategy for the Efficient Use of Real Property and its Reduce the Footprint policy.
The master plan will serve as an essential element in developing a blueprint for Goddard’s future. It will inform decisions for facility and infrastructure improvements to support staff, functions and operations for future Goddard and NASA missions. Strategic investment decisions based on the master plan will strengthen our ability to respond to growing and diverse mission and customer requirements.