The Army is the only military service routinely providing engineers directly to NASA.
An Army rocket carried the first U.S. astronaut into space.
The U.S. Army detachment at NASA is part of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
In NASA history, there have been 15 Army astronauts.
An Army team was responsible for the launch of Explorer, the first U.S. satellite.
NASA currently has four Active Duty Soldiers serving as Army Astronauts.
Col. Tim Kopra served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
The Army has partnered with NASA to provide technology and astronauts to the Space Shuttle program.