American space agency NASA has been named as the best place to work in the country. This is the ninth consecutive year when the agency has retained the top rank. The ranking was released by Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group. They said that NASA is the best place to work in the government in the United States. Besides, the agency has also invited praise for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is among the large agencies that fought against the pandemic and maintained the pace of work. The latest ranking shows how NASA is focused and dedicated when it comes to pursuing missions which includes developing a technology to send humans deep into space for exploration and on Mars.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that the latest ranking is a testament to the agency’s world-class workforce that is committed to taking space science to a new level. He added that NASA staff performed through the most difficult circumstances to execute and further advance the projects. Earlier in 2020, NASA reported the highest satisfaction results among its employees. The ranking is based on feedback received during the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. The survey involved nearly 6,24,800 employees at 482 offices. The ranking was first published in 2003. An independent US government agency, it was established in 1958 and has its headquarters based in Washington. The agency is responsible for launching space missions.
NASA has led the world in space exploration for more than six decades of the journey. The agency is now working on an Artemis program that will see America’s return to the Moon. It is also working on a mission for human exploration of Mars. Meanwhile, NASA has given a new name to a manikin headed to the Moon under the Artemis mission. The agency has named the manikin as Commander Moonikin Campos. The name honors Arturo Campos. He was an electrical engineer. Arturo was a key man in successfully bringing Apollo 13 back to Earth after the spacecraft’s service module oxygen tank ruptured. The manikin is set to fly aboard the Orion spacecraft during the Artemis 1 mission later this year.