About NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an executive branch agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research. Since February 2006, NASA's self-described mission statement is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
Quick Facts Formed : July 29, 1958 (52 years ago) Jurisdiction : United States government Headquarters : Washington, D.C. Annual budget : US$18billion (FY 2011)
Office of the Administrator Administrator: Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Deputy Administrator: Lori B. Garver Associate Administrator: Christopher Scolese Chief of Staff: David Radzanowski Associate Deputy Administrator: Richard Keegan Assistant Associate Administrator: Arthur Maples (Acting) Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy Integration: Rebecca Spyke Keiser White House Liaison/Deputy Chief of Staff: David Noble Advisory Groups NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Chairman: Kenneth Ford Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) Chairman: Vice Admiral Joe Dyer USN, (Ret) Office of the Inspector General: Inspector General: Paul K. Martin Administrator Staff Offices Chief Financial Officer / Agency Chief Acquisition Officer: Elizabeth Robinson Chief Information Officer: Linda Cureton Chief Scientist: Waleed Abdalati Chief Technologist: Robert D. Braun Innovative Partnerships Program: Douglas Comstock Chief Engineer: Michael Ryschkewitsch Chief Health and Medical Officer: Richard Williams Chief, Safety and Mission Assurance: Bryan O'Connor Independent Program and Cost Evaluation NASA Organization Structure Associate Administrator: W. Michael Hawes Diversity and Equal Opportunity: Associate Administrator: Brenda Manuel Education: Associate Administrator: Leland Melvin International and Interagency Relations: Associate Administrator: Michael F. OBrien General Counsel: Michael Whole Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs: Associate Administrator: L. Seth Statler Office of Communications Associate Administrator: David Weaver Small Business Programs: Associate Administrator: Glenn Delgado Mission Directorates Aeronautics Research Associate Administrator: Jaiwon Shin Exploration Systems Associate Administrator: Douglas Cooke Science Associate Administrator: Ed Weiler Space Operations Associate Administrator: William Gerstenmaier
NASA Organization Structure Charles Bolden AdministratorDeputy Administrator Lori Garver