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Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications The Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications is responsible for NASA's programs concerned with life and microgravity sciences and their possible commercial applications, life support research and technologies, space human factors, occupational health issues, and aerospace medicine. The Office provides planning, development, integration, and operations support for science payloads on the space shuttle, free flyers, international space station Mir, and other advanced carriers. The Office also establishes all requirements and standards for design, development, and operation of human space flight systems and facilities.
For further information, call 202–358-0123.
and manufacturing enterprises. A broad range of research and development activities are conducted in NASA Centers by Government-employed scientists, engineers, and technicians to evaluate new concepts and phenomena and to maintain the competence required to manage contracts with private enterprises.
Planning, directing, and managing research and development programs are the responsibility of seven program offices, all of which report to and receive overall guidance and direction from the Administrator. The overall planning and direction of institutional operations at NASA Centers and management of agencywide institutional resources are the responsibility of the appropriate Institutional Associate Administrator under the overall guidance and direction of the Administrator. Aeronautics The Office of Aeronautics is responsible for conducting programs that pioneer the identification, development, verification, transfer, application, and commercialization of high-payoff aeronautics technologies. The Office seeks to promote economic growth and security and to enhance U.S. competitiveness through safe, superior, and environmentally compatible U.S. civil and military aircraft, and through a safe, efficient national aviation system. In addition, the Office is responsible for managing the Ames, Dryden Flight, Langley, and Lewis Research Centers. For further information, call 202–358–2693. Space Access and Technology The Office of Space Access and Technology pioneers innovative space technologies and proactively transfers those technologies to aerospace and nonaerospace applications. This Office is responsible for planning and assessing technology development requirements and providing management and executive leadership for activities across the Agency which satisfy these requirements, and for developing partnerships with industry, academia, and other Government agencies. For further information, call 202–358-4566.
Mission to Planet Earth The Office of Mission to Planet Earth conducts NASA's programs that study global climate change and integrated functioning of the Earth as a system. This includes developing and managing remote sensing satellites and instruments, aircraft and ground measurements and research, as well as data and information systems needed to support the objectives of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. The Office also has institutional management responsibility for the Goddard Space Flight Center and maintains contact with the National Academy of Sciences and other science advisory and coordinating boards and committees.
For further information, call 202-358–1770.
Space Science The Office of Space Science is responsible for conducting programs and research designed to understand the origin, evolution, and structure of the universe and the solar system. The Office also manages NASA's activities at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and maintains contacts with the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences and with other science advisory boards and committees. For further information, call 202–358-1409.
Space Flight The Office of Space Flight (OSF) is NASA's principal organization for space flight operations and utilization involving human space flight. It consists of the following programmatic missions: flight to and from space for people and cargo, operating habitable space facilities, and managing the utilization of these facilities in support of NASA's space missions, such as space missions from and to Earth. The Office operates the space shuttle and the Spacelab and is currently leading development of the international space station. The Office is also responsible for institutional management of the Kennedy Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Flight Center, and the Stennis Space Center.
In further executing its responsibilities, the Office plans, directs, and executes the development, acquisition, testing, and operation of all elements of the Space Shuttle Program; plans, directs, and manages execution of prelaunch, launch, flight landing, post-flight operations, and payload assignments; maintains and upgrades the design of ground and flight systems throughout the operational period; procures recurring system hardware; manages Spacelab development, procurement, and operations; develops and implements necessary policy with other government and commercial users of the space shuttle; and coordinates all associated research. The Office is working with the Russian Space Agency to plan and execute a series of joint missions that will involve flying cosmonauts aboard the space shuttle and astronauts aboard the Mir space station. In 1995, a U.S. astronaut was launched aboard a Russian rocket to Mir for a 115-day stay aboard the space station, followed by a shuttle docking mission to Mir to exchange crew members. This mission was the first of up to nine joint missions, precursors to assembly and utilization of the international space station.
The Administration is leading an international effort to build and deploy a permanently manned space station into Earth's orbit. Elements of the space station will be provided by Canada, Japan, Italy, Russia, and nine European
nations represented by the European Space Agency. The space station will be a permanent outpost in space where humans will live and work productively for extended periods of time. It will provide an advanced research laboratory to explore space and employ its resources, as well as the opportunity to learn to build, operate, and maintain systems in space. U.S. elements of the space station will be launched aboard the space
shuttle and assembled in orbit. The first flight is scheduled for 1997. For further information, call 202-358-2015. Space Communications The Office of Space Communications is responsible for meeting requirements critical to NASA's aeronautics and space flight missions. They include spacecraft operations and control centers, ground and space communications, data acquisition and processing, flight dynamics and trajectory analyses, spacecraft tracking, and applied research and development of new technology. The Space Network with its constellation of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, Deep Space Network, Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network, and various other facilities currently provide for the requirements for NASA's space missions. A global communications system links tracking sites, control centers, and data processing facilities that provide realtime data processing for mission control, orbit and attitude determination, and routine processing of telemetry data for space missions. For further information, call 202-358-4758.
NASA Centers Ames Research Center The Center, located at Moffett Field, CA, provides leadership for NASA in airspace systems operations, astrobiology, and information systems research and technology development. The Center fulfills this mission through the development and operation of unique national facilities and the conduct and management of leading edge research and technology programs. These activities are vital to the achievement of the Nation's aeronautics
and space goals, and to its security and development, and testing of spaceflight economic prosperity.
payloads and associated systems for Dryden Flight Research Center The manned flight; for planning and Center, which is located in Edwards, CA, conducting manned spaceflight missions;
, conducts safe, timely aerospace flight and for directing medical, engineering, research and aircraft operations in and scientific experiments that are support of agency and national needs. It helping man understand and improve assures preeminent flight research
the environment. capability through effective management John F. Kennedy Space Center The and maintenance of unique national Center in Florida designs, constructs, expertise and facilities, and provides operates, and maintains space vehicle operational landing support for the facilities and ground support equipment national space transportation system. for launch and recovery operations. The Goddard Space Flight Center The Center is also responsible for prelaunch Center, which is located in Greenbelt, operations, launch operations, and MD, conducts Earth-orbiting spacecraft payload processing for the space shuttle and experiment development and flight and expendable launch vehicle operations. It develops and operates programs, and landing operations for the tracking and data acquisition systems space shuttle orbiter; also recovery and and conducts supporting mission
refurbishment of the reusable solid operations. It also develops and operates rocket booster. Spacelab payloads; space physics Langley Research Center The Center, research programs; Earth science and located in Hampton, VA, performs applications programs; life science research in long-haul aircraft technology; programs; information systems
general aviation commuter aircraft technology; sounding rockets and
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structures and materials; computational Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center The structural mechanics; space structures Center, which is located in Houston, TX, and dynamics; controls/structures is the host center for the Space Station interaction; aeroservoelasticity; Program Office, and manages the
interdisciplinary research; development and operation of the space aerothermodynamics; electromagnetics; shuttle, a manned space transportation automation and robotics; reliable, faultsystem developed for the United States tolerant systems and software; aircraft by NASA. The shuttle is designed to flight control systems; advanced space reduce the cost of using space for vehicle configurations; advanced space commercial, scientific, and defense station development; technology needs. This Center is responsible for the experiments in space; remote sensor and development, production, delivery, and data acquisition and communication flight operation of the orbiter vehicle, technology; space electronics and that portion of the space shuttle that is control systems; planetary entry designed to take crew and experiments technology; nondestructive evaluation into space, place satellites in orbit, and measurements technology; retrieve ailing satellites, etc. The shuttle atmospheric sciences; Earth radiation crew (up to seven people) includes budget; atmospheric dynamics; space pilots, mission specialists, and payload power conversion and transmission; specialists. Crew personnel (other than space environmental effects; and systems payload specialists) are recruited,
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