What is mission?

  • (noun): A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
    Example: "A confidential mission to London"
    Synonyms: charge, commission
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on mission, missions:

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 dignitaries of ... 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 ... area) to its mission ...
Mariner 10
... The mission objectives were to measure Mercury's environment, atmosphere, surface, and body characteristics and to make similar investigations of Venus ... 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 ...
Mariner 8 - Mariner Mars 71 Project
... would perform a separate but complementary mission ... Either 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 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 ... preferable to those who simply wanted to get on with the job of a Venus fly-by 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 ...

More definitions of "mission":

  • (noun): The organized work of a religious missionary.
    Synonyms: missionary work
  • (noun): An operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters.
    Example: "The planes were on a bombing mission"
    Synonyms: military mission

Famous quotes containing the word mission:

    Not in vain is Ireland pouring itself all over the earth. Divine Providence has a mission for her children to fulfill; though a mission unrecognized by political economists. There is ever a moral balance preserved in the universe, like the vibrations of the pendulum. The Irish, with their glowing hearts and reverent credulity, are needed in this cold age of intellect and skepticism.
    Lydia M. Child (1802–1880)

    The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
    William McKinley (1843–1901)

    ... [a] girl one day flared out and told the principal “the only mission opening before a girl in his school was to marry one of those candidates [for the ministry].” He said he didn’t know but it was. And when at last that same girl announced her desire and intention to go to college it was received with about the same incredulity and dismay as if a brass button on one of those candidate’s coats had propounded a new method for squaring the circle or trisecting the arc.
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964)