[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2008]
[Pages 439-445]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]


300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546

Phone, 202-358-0000. Internet, www.nasa.gov.
Administrator                                     Michael D. Griffin
Deputy Administrator                              Shana Dale
Associate Administrator                           Christopher Scolese
Associate Deputy Administrator                    Charles Scales
Chief of Staff                                    Paul Morrell
Deputy Chief of Staff/White House Liaison         Jane Cherry
Assistant Associate Administrator                 Christyl Johnson
Assistant Administrator for External Relations    Michael F. O'Brien
Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research  Jaiwon Shin
        Mission Directorate
Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems   Richard J. Gilbrech
        Mission Directorate
Associate Administrator for Institutions and      Thomas S. Luedtke
Assistant Administrator for Diversity and Equal   Brenda R. Manuel
Assistant Administrator for Human Capital         Toni Dawsey
Assistant Administrator for Infrastructure and    Olga Dominguez
Assistant Administrator for Internal Controls     Lou Becker
        and Management Systems
Assistant Administrator for Procurement           Bill McNally

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Assistant Administrator for Security and Program  Jack Forsythe, Acting
Assistant Administrator for Small Business        Glenn A. Delgado
Executive Director, NASA Shared Services Center   Richard E. Arbuthnot
Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and  Scott Pace
Headquarters Operations                           Chris Jedrey
Associate Administrator for Science Mission       Ed Weiler
Associate Administrator for Space Operations      William Gerstenmaier
        Mission Directorate
Chief Engineer                                    Michael Ryschkewitsch
Chief Financial Officer                           Ronald R. Spoehel
Chief Health and Medical Officer                  Richard S. Williams
Chief Information Officer                         Jonathan Pettus
Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer        Bryan O'Connor
Chief of Strategic Communications/Assistant       Robert Hopkins
        Administrator for Communications 
Assistant Administrator for Education             Joyce L. Winterton
Assistant Administrator for Legislative and       William Bruner
        Intergovernmental Affairs
Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs        David Mould
Director, Innovative Partnerships Program         Douglas A. Comstock
Director, Integrated Enterprise Management        Bobby L. German
Director, Office of Program and Institutional     Richard J. Keegan
General Counsel                                   Michael C. Wholley
Inspector General                                 Robert W. Cobb

NASA Centers                                        

Director, Ames Research Center                    S. Pete Worden
Director, Dryden Flight Research Center           Kevin L. Petersen
Director, John H. Glenn Research Center           Woodrow Whitlow
Director, Goddard Space Flight Center             Arthur Obenschain, 
Director, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center          Michael Coats
Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center            William W. Parsons
Director, Langley Research Center                 Lesa Roe
Director, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center  David A. King
Director, John C. Stennis Space Center            Robert Cabana
Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory               Charles Elachi

[For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration statement of 
        organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 14, 
        Part 1201]


The mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is to 
pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and 
aeronautics research.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established 
by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
2451 et seq.).

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Aeronautics Research Directorate  The Aeronautics Research Mission 
Directorate conducts research and technology activities to develop the 
knowledge, tools, and technologies to support the development of future 
air and space vehicles and to support the transformation of the 
Nations's air transportation system. The Directorate's programs focus on 
cutting-edge, fundamental research in traditional aeronautical 
disciplines, as well as emerging fields with promising applications to 
aeronautics, and are conducted in conjunction with industry, academia, 
and other U.S. Government departments and agencies, including the 
Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense.

For further information, call 202-358-2047.

Space Operations Mission Directorate  The Space Operations Mission 
Directorate (SOMD) provides the foundation for NASA's space program--
space travel for human and robotic missions, in-space laboratories, and 
the means to return data to Earth. SOMD is responsible for many critical 
enabling capabilities that make possible much of the science, research, 
and exploration achievements of the rest of NASA. This is done through 
three themes: the International Space Station, Space Shuttle, and Space 
and Flight Support.
    The International Space Station is a complex of laboratories 
maintained to support scientific research, technology development, and 
the exploration of a permanent human presence in Earth's orbit.
    The Space Shuttle, first launched in 1981, provides the only current 
capability in the United States for human access to space. The Shuttle's 
focus over the next several years will be the assembly of the 
International Space Station after which it will be phased out of 
    The Space and Flight Support theme encompasses space communications, 
launch services, and rocket propulsion testing. Space communications 
consists of five major elements: the Space Network or Tracking and Data 
Relay Satellite System, the Deep Space Network, the Near Earth Network, 
the NASA Integrated Services Network, and NASA Spectrum Management. The 
launch services program focuses on acquisition of commercial launch 
services for NASA's space and Earth science missions. The rocket 
propulsion testing program supports the flight readiness of various 
liquid propulsion engines and acts as a test bed for rocket engines of 
the future.

For further information, call 202-358-2015.

Science Mission Directorate  The Science Mission Directorate carries out 
the scientific exploration of the Earth, Moon, Mars, and beyond, 
charting the best route of discovery. The Directorate manages and 
sponsors research, flight missions, advanced technology development, and 
related activities. It works to expand our understanding of the Earth 
and the Sun and the Sun's effect on the solar system environments; 
explore the solar system with robots to study its origins and evolution 
including the origins of life within it; and explore the universe 
beyond, from the search for planets and life in other solar systems to 
the origin, evolution, and destiny of the universe itself.

For further information, call 202-358-3889 or visit 

Exploration Systems Mission Directorate  The Exploration Systems Mission 
Directorate (ESMD) is responsible for creating a suite of new human 
exploration capabilities called Constellation Systems. This system 
includes a crew exploration vehicle, transportation, lunar and planetary 
body exploration, in-space support, and ground-based support systems. 
The ESMD also includes robotic missions to the Moon and research 
payloads that use the International Space System, as well as ground-
based facilities.

For further information, call 202-358-7246.

NASA Centers

Ames Research Center  The Ames Research Center, located in California's

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Silicon Valley, provides solutions to NASA's exploration questions 
through interdisciplinary scientific discovery and innovative technology 
systems. The Center provides leadership in astrobiology, information 
science, small spacecraft, advanced thermal protection systems, human 
factors, and the development of new tools for a safer and more efficient 
national airspace. It also develops unique partnerships and 
collaborations, exemplified by NASA's Astrobiology Institute, the NASA 
Research Park, and the University Affiliated Research Center.
Dryden Flight Research Center  The Dryden Flight Research Center, 
located at Edwards, CA, is NASA's primary installation for flight 
research. Since 1946, Dryden's researchers have led the way in major 
advancements to the design and capabilities of many civilian and 
military aircraft. Dryden's workforce expertise in aeronautics and in 
the development of flight research tools and techniques, coupled with 
the suite of specialized laboratories and facilities needed for flight 
validation, are key to the development and maturation of new vehicles.
Glenn Research Center  The John H. Glenn Research Center, located in 
Cleveland, OH, develops spaceflight systems and technologies to advance 
space exploration and maintains leadership in aviation propulsion 
research. The Center leads the development of the Service Module and 
Spacecraft Adapter for the Nation's Crew Exploration Vehicle.
Goddard Space Flight Center  The Goddard Space Flight Center, located in 
Greenbelt, MD, expands the knowledge of Earth and its environment, the 
solar system, and the universe through observations from space. The 
Center also conducts scientific investigations, develops and operates 
space systems, and advances essential technologies.
Johnson Space Center  The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, located in 
Houston, TX, leads the United States in the human exploration of space. 
The Center has made major advances in science, technology, engineering, 
and medicine and has led the Nation's human space flight programs and 
projects. It strives to advance the Nation's exploration of the universe 
with its expertise in medical, biomedical, and life sciences, lunar and 
planetary geosciences, crew and mission operations, crew health and 
safety, project management, and space systems engineering. The Center 
also leads worldwide research in extraterrestrial materials curation and 
the interaction between humans and robotics, as well as the biology and 
physiology of humans in space.
Kennedy Space Center  The John F. Kennedy Center, located in Florida, is 
responsible for NASA's space launch operation and spaceport and range 
technologies. Home to the Space Shuttle fleet and the launch services 
program, it carries out its primary mission by managing the processing 
and launch of astronaut crews; the Space Shuttle and associated 
payloads; International Space Station elements, research experiments, 
and supplies; and enabling the payload processing of a wide variety of 
robotics payloads launched on commercial services into space. The Center 
supports the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs and 
serves as NASA's focal point for spaceport and range technology 
development efforts to provide advanced technologies, systems, and 
techniques to increase safety and security and reduce the cost of access 
to space.
Langley Research Center  The Langley Research Center, located in 
Hampton, VA, is renowned for its scientific and technological expertise 
in aerospace research, systems integration, and atmospheric science. 
Established 1917 as an aeronautics lab, the Center also has a rich 
heritage in space and science technologies. The Center conducts critical 
research in materials and structures; aerodynamics; and hypersonic, 
supersonic, and subsonic flight; and has developed and validated 
technologies to improve the effectiveness, capability, comfort, and 
efficiency of the Nation's air transportation system. It supports the

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space exploration program and space operations with systems analysis and 
engineering, aerosciences, materials and structures, and technology and 
systems development and testing. The Center continues to have a 
principal role in understanding and protecting our planet through 
atmospheric measurement, instruments, missions, and prediction 
algorithms. In 2003, NASA's Engineering and Safety Center was 
established at Langley to improve mission safety by performing 
independent engineering assessments, testing, analysis, and evaluation 
to determine appropriate preventative and corrective action for 
problems, trends, or issues across NASA programs and projects.
Marshall Space Flight Center  The George C. Marshall Space Flight 
Center, located in Hunstville, AL, develops and integrates the 
transportation and space systems required for the Agency's exploration, 
operations, and scientific missions. It provides the engineering and 
scientific capabilities to deliver space transportation and propulsion 
systems, space systems development and integration, scientific and 
exploration instruments, and basic and applied research. The Center 
manages the Space Shuttle propulsion elements, the International Space 
Station, the Ares I crew and Ares V cargo launch vehicles, and the Lunar 
Precursor Robotic Program. Other programs and projects include the Lunar 
Science Program, Discovery Program, and Michoud Assembly Facility.
Stennis Space Center  The John C. Stennis Center, located near Bay St. 
Louis, MS, has served as NASA's rocket propulsion testing ground for 
more than four decades. Today, the Center provides test services not 
only for America's space program, but also for the Department of Defense 
and the private sector. The Center's Earth Science Applications 
Directorate leads NASA's efforts to help solve problems on Earth related 
to homeland security, agricultural efficiency, disaster preparedness, 
and coastal management. Through the use of NASA's Earth science 
research, remote sensing, and other technical capabilities, the 
Directorate bridges the gap between Earth science research results and 
the use of its data to help its partner agencies.

Federally Funded Research and Development Facility

Jet Propulsion Laboratory  The Laboratory, which is managed under 
contract by the California Institute of Technologyin Pasadena, CA, 
develops spacecraft and space sensors and conducts mission operations 
and ground-based research in support of solar system exploration, Earth 
science and applications, Earth and ocean dynamics, space physics and 
astronomy, and information systems technology. It is also responsible 
for the management of the Deep Space Network in support of NASA 

Sources of Information

Contracts and Small Business Activities  Inquiries regarding contracting 
for small business opportunities with NASA should be directed to the 
Assistant Administrator for Small Business Programs, Room 5C39, NASA 
Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546. Phone, 202-358-
Employment  Direct all general inquiries to the NASA Shared Services 
Center, Stennis, MS 39529. Phone, 877-677-2123. E-mail, nssc-
OIG Hotline  An individual may report crimes, fraud, waste, and abuse in 
NASA programs and operations by calling the OIG Hotline (phone, 800-424-
9183); by writing to the NASA Inspector General, P.O. Box 23089, 
L'Enfant Plaza Station, Washington, DC 20026; or by sending an 
electronic message from the OIG's Web site (Internet, www.hq.nasa.gov/
Publications, Speakers, Films, and Exhibit Services  Several 
publications concerning these services can be obtained by contacting the 
Public Affairs Officer of the nearest NASA Center. Publications include 
NASA Directory of Services for the Public, NASA Film List, and NASA 
Educational Publications List.

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The headquarters telephone directory and certain publications and 
picture sets are available for sale from the Superintendent of 
Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Telephone 
directories for NASA Centers are available only from the Centers. 
Publications and documents not available for sale from the 
Superintendent of Documents or the National Technical Information 
Service (Springfield, VA 22151) may be obtained from NASA Center's 
Information Center in accordance with the NASA regulation concerning 
freedom of information.
Reading Room  NASA Headquarters Information Center, Room 1H23, 300 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20546. Phone, 202-358-0000.

For further information, contact the Headquarters Information Center, 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546. 
Phone, 202-358-0000. Internet, www.nasa.gov.