Closer to home, JPL spacecraft, science instruments, and airborne missions help humanity study and track climate change, manage natural resources, and respond to disasters. JPL also applies its capabilities to national security in areas aligned with its work for NASA, and develops technologies for uses on Earth in fields from public safety to medicine, capitalizing on NASA's investment in space technology.
JPL employees have a strong sense of purpose. We believe in looking after one another and our planet, if we are ever to explore the stars.
We do like to refer to ourselves the center of the universe because we built and manage the Deep Space Network (DSN), which sends and receives data from nearly all spacecraft traveling beyond the Moon.