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:

Mariner 10
... The mission objectives were to measure Mercury's environment, atmosphere, surface, and body characteristics and to make similar investigations of Venus ... in the interplanetary 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 ...
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 ...
Mariner 8 - Mariner Mars 71 Project
... of which would perform a separate but complementary mission ... 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, as America's ... probably have been preferable to those who simply wanted to get on with the job of a Venus fly-by mission ...
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 the U.S ... 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 assumed an additional mission ... area) to its mission ...

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

Famous quotes containing the word mission:

    I am succeeding quite well in my work and the future looks well. What special mission is God preparing me for? Cutting off all earthly ties and isolating me as it were.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    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)

    ... [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)