What is mission?

  • (noun): An operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters.
    Example: "The planes were on a bombing mission"
    Synonyms: military mission
    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 ...
Mariner 8 - Mariner Mars 71 Project
... each of which 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... to get on with the job of a Venus fly-by mission ...

More definitions of "mission":

  • (noun): A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
    Example: "A confidential mission to London"
    Synonyms: charge, commission
  • (noun): The organized work of a religious missionary.
    Synonyms: missionary work

Famous quotes containing the word mission:

    Every Age has its own peculiar faith.... Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)

    Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
    Umberto Eco (b. 1932)

    Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story—a story that is basically without meaning or pattern.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)