What is mission?

Some articles on mission, missions:

Mariner 1 - Program Error - "The Most Expensive Hyphen in History"
... After all, the mission was an expensive failure of a three-way collaboration (JPL, NASA, USAF), legitimized within the narrative of the US-USSR space race, very high profile, as America's first planetary mission, on ... probably have been preferable to those who simply wanted to get on with the job of a Venus fly-by mission ...
Mariner 8 - Mariner Mars 71 Project
... orbit, and each of which would perform a separate but complementary mission ... spacecraft could perform either of the two missions ... Some of the objectives of the Mariner-H mission were successfully added to the Mariner-I (Mariner 9) mission profile ...
Mariner 10
... The mission objectives were to measure Mercury's environment, atmosphere, surface, and body characteristics and to make similar investigations of Venus ... medium and to obtain experience with a dual-planet gravity assist mission ... There currently is a spacecraft mission doing a more in-depth survey of Mercury, MESSENGER ...
89th Airlift Wing - History
... From January 1966, it served as a special mission airlift wing charged with providing worldwide airlift for the Executive Department and high-ranking ... In taking over the special airlift mission, it replaced the 1254th Air Transport Wing, which had previously undertaken the task at Andrews from 1 October 1948 to 1966.) It ... area) to its mission ...
Johnson County, Kansas - Transportation and Infrastructure - Other Major Roads
... Shawnee Mission Parkway – Interchange with K-7 in Shawnee east through Merriam, Mission, Fairway, and Mission Woods then joining up with Ward Parkway in Missouri Metcalf Avenue – Runs parallel ...

More definitions of "mission":

  • (noun): An operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters.
    Example: "The planes were on a bombing mission"
    Synonyms: military mission
  • (noun): The organized work of a religious missionary.
    Synonyms: missionary work
  • (noun): A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
    Example: "A confidential mission to London"
    Synonyms: charge, commission

Famous quotes containing the word mission:

    We can come up with a working definition of life, which is what we did for the Viking mission to Mars. We said we could think in terms of a large molecule made up of carbon compounds that can replicate, or make copies of itself, and metabolize food and energy. So that’s the thought: macrocolecule, metabolism, replication.
    Cyril Ponnamperuma (b. 1923)

    The mission of men there seems to be, like so many busy demons, to drive the forest all out of the country, from every solitary beaver swamp and mountain-side, as soon as possible.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I cannot be a materialist—but Oh, how is it possible that a God who speaks to all hearts can let Belgravia go laughing to a vicious luxury, and Whitechapel cursing to a filthy debauchery—such suffering, such dreadful suffering—and shall the short years of Christ’s mission atone for it all?
    —D.H. (David Herbert)