NASA’s Goddard Space Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA was established in 1959 and named after Robert Hutchings Goddard, the father of modern rocketpropulsion. It is home to America’s largest organisation of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, sun and the solar system in the universe. It is the home of the Hubble operations and also manages communications between mission control and astronauts aboard the international space centre.


Gold is used in 100’s of different ways in every space vehicle NASA launches such as circuitry as it’s a dependable conductor and connector; in gold-plated polyester film that reflects infrared light and stabilize the temperature of the spacecraft and as a lubricant between mechanical parts.