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It also develops and operates spacelab payloads; space physics research programs; Earth science and applications programs; life science programs; information systems technology; sounding rockets and sounding rocket payloads; launch vehicles; balloons and balloon experiments; planetary science experiments; and sensors for environmental monitoring and ocean dynamics.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Laboratory, which is operated under contract by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, develops spacecraft and space sensors and conducts mission operations and groundbased research in support of solar system exploration, Earth science and applications, Earth and ocean dynamics, space physics and astronomy, and life science and information systems technology. The Laboratory also is responsible for the operation of the Deep Space Network in support of NASA projects.
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center The Center, which is located in Houston, TX, manages the development and operation of the space shuttle, a manned space transportation system developed for the United States by NASA. The shuttle is designed to reduce the cost of using space for commercial, scientific, and defense needs. This Center is responsible for development, production, delivery, and flight operation of the orbiter vehicle, that portion of the space shuttle that is designed to take crew and experiments into space, place satellites in orbit, retrieve ailing satellites, etc. The shuttle crew (up to seven people) includes pilots, mission specialists, and payload specialists. Crew personnel (other than payload specialists) are recruited, selected, and trained by the Center. It is also responsible for design, development, and testing of spaceflight payloads and associated systems for manned flight; for planning and conducting manned spaceflight missions; and for directing medical, engineering, and scientific experiments that are helping man understand and improve the environment. For the space station
program, the Johnson Space Center provides support in the areas of headquarters level A responsibilities and project management.
John F. Kennedy Space Center The Center in Florida designs, constructs, operates, and maintains space vehicle facilities and ground support equipment for launch and recovery operations. The Center is also responsible for prelaunch operations, launch operations, and payload processing for the space shuttle and expendable launch vehicle programs, and landing operations for the space shuttle orbiter; also recovery and refurbishment of the reusable solid rocket booster.
Langley Research Center The Center, located in Hampton, VA, performs research in long-haul aircraft technology; general aviation commuter aircraft technology; military aircraft and missile (systems) technology; National AeroSpace Plane; fundamental aerodynamics; computational fluid dynamics; propulsion/airframe integration; unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelasticity; hypersonic propulsion; aerospace acoustics; aerospace vehicle structures and materials; computational structural mechanics; space structures and dynamics; controls/structures interaction; aeroservoelasticity; interdisciplinary research; aerothermodynamics; aircraft flight management and operating procedures; advanced displays; computer science; electromagnetics; automation and robotics; reliable, fault-tolerant systems and software; aircraft flight control systems; advanced space vehicle configurations; advanced space station development; technology experiments in space; sensor and data acquisition and communication technology; space electronics and control systems; planetary entry technology; nondestructive evaluation and measurements technology; atmospheric sciences; Earth radiation budget; atmospheric dynamics; space power conversion and transmission; and space environmental effects.
Lewis Research Center The Center, which is located in Cleveland, OH, manages the design and development of
the power generation, storage, and distribution system for America's Space Station. The Center is responsible for conducting research and technology activities in the following areas: airbreathing propulsion systems, including those needed for the National AeroSpace Plane; turbomachinery thermodynamics and aerodynamics; combustion; aero and space propulsion systems; space power generation, storage, management, and distribution; internal engine computational fluid dynamics; materials, structural analysis, instrumentation, controls, and space electronics; cryogenics; and hightemperature engine instrumentation. The Center is also responsible for space communications research and technology activities, including design and development of the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite, which is scheduled for launch on the space shuttle in 1992; design and development of approximately 12 microgravity flight experiments scheduled to be flown on board the space shuttle over the next few years; management of a complementary microgravity groundbased research program; and management of commercial launch services for medium-class expendable launch vehicles. In addition, the Center provides research and technology support to the Department of Defense and assists the private sector in identifying potential industrial applications and commercialization of NASA-developed technology. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center The Center, which is located in Huntsville, AL, manages, develops, and tests the External Tank, Solid Rocket Booster, and main engines, which are major portions of the space shuttle project; oversees the development of the U.S. Spacelab; manages the space telescope; and conducts research in structural systems, materials science engineering, electronics, guidance, navigation, and control.
John C. Stennis Space Center The Center, which is located in Bay St. Louis,
MS, plans and manages research and development activities in the field of space and terrestrial applications; space flight; research in oceanography, meteorology, and environmental sciences. The Center coordinates research between NASA and other government agencies.
Sources of Information
Contracts and Small Business Activities Inquiries regarding contracting or small business opportunities with NASA should be directed to the Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, NASA Headquarters, Federal Building 10-B, Washington, DC 20546. Phone,
Employment Direct all inquiries to the Personnel Director of the nearest NASA field installation or, for the Washington metropolitan area, to the Director, HQ Human Resources Management Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546. Phone, 202-453-8478. Publications, Speakers, Films, and Exhibit Services Several publications concerning these services can be obtained by contacting the Public Affairs Officer of the nearest NASA installation. Publications include NASA Directory of Services for the Public, NASA Film List, and NASA Educational Publications List. NASA Headquarters telephone directory, certain NASA publications, and NASA picture sets are available for sale from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Telephone directories for NASA field installations are available only from the installations. NASA 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 installation Information Centers in accordance with the NASA regulation concerning freedom of information (14 CFR Part 1206). Reading Room NASA Headquarters Information Center, Federal Building 10B (Lobby), Washington, DC 20546. Phone, 202-453-1000.
For further information, contact the Headquarters Information Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546. Phone, 202-453–1000.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408
Archivist of the United States
Deputy Archivist of the United States
Executive Director, National Historical
Publications and Records Commission
Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries
DON W. WILSON
FRANK G. BURKE
DAVID F. PETERSON
[For the National Archives and Records Administration statement of organization, see the Federal Register of June 25, 1985, 50 FR 26278]
The National Archives and Records Administration is responsible for establishing policies and procedures for managing the records of the United States Government. The National Archives assists Federal agencies in adequately documenting their activities, administering their records management programs, scheduling their records, and retiring their noncurrent records to Federal Records Centers. The agency also accessions, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available to the public the historically valuable records of all three branches of the Government. Managing the Presidential Libraries system, assisting the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in its grant program for State and local records and edited publications of prominent Americans, and publishing the laws, regulations, Presidential, and other public documents are also key functions of the National Archives and Records Administration.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) was established by act of October 19, 1984 (44 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.), effective April 1, 1985, as an independent agency in the executive branch of the Government. NARA is the successor agency to the National Archives Establishment, which was created by act of June 19, 1934 (48 Stat. 1122), and subsequently incorporated into the General Services Administration as the National Archives and Records
Service by section 104 of the Federal
Programs and Activities
Archival Program NARA maintains the historically valuable records of the U.S. Government dating from the
Revolutionary War era to the recent past. NARA arranges and preserves records and prepares inventories, guides, and
other finding aids to facilitate their use. NARA makes original records available for use in research rooms in all of its facilities, answers written and oral requests for information contained in its holdings, and, for a fee, provides copies of documents. In addition, many important records are available through a
microfilm publications program. Most of the historically valuable records in NARA's custody are maintained in facilities in the Washington, DC, area. Records that are primarily of regional or local interest are, however, maintained in 11 National Archives Field Branches, the locations of which are listed below.
Field Branches-National Archives and Records Administration
Bayonne, NJ (Military Ocean Terminal, 07002).
For further information concerning documents in the National Archives, contact the Reference Service Branch. Phone, 202-523-3220.
For further information, contact the Office of Presidential Libraries. Phone, 202-523-3212.