NASA is launching Mission Equity, a comprehensive effort to assess expansionand modification ofagency programs, procurements, grants, and policies, and examine what potential barriers and challenges exist for communities that are historically underrepresented and underserved.
NASA is a 21stcentury agency with 22ndcentury goals. To be successful, its critical that NASA takes a comprehensive approach to address the challenges to equity we see today, said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. The agencys new Mission Equity is a bold and necessary challenge for NASA to ensure our programs are accessible to all Americans and, especially, those living in historically underserved communities across the country. Because when NASA opens doors to talent previously left untapped, the universe is the limit.