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Title 14—Aeronautics and Space
(This book contains Part 1200 to End)
CHAPTER V—National Aeronautics and Space Administration .....1201
CHAPTER V-NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND
(Part 1200 to End)
Part 1200 Reserved] 1201 Statement of organization and general information. 1202 [Reserved] 1203 NASA Security Classification program. 1203a NASA Security Areas. 1204 Administrative authority and policy. 1205 Space science flight experiments. 1206 Availability of agency records to members of the public. 1207 Standards of conduct. 1208 Reporting procedures for NASA and aerospace related employment. 1209 Boards and committees. 1210 Development work for industry in NASA wind tunnels and engine test
facilities. 1211 Extraterrestrial exposure. 1212 Protection of personal privacy. 1221 NASA official seal, insignia, official program and astronaut badges and flags. 1240 Inventions and contributions. 1241 Contract appeals. 1245 Patents. 1250 Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of NASA-effectuation of
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 1260 Grants.
PART 1201-STATEMENT OF ORGA
NIZATION AND GENERAL INFOR-
Subpart 2-Organization 1201.200 General.
Subpart 3—Boards and Committees
Subpart 4-General Information
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1201 issued pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 1201 appear at 37 F.R. 24340, Nov. 16, 1972, unless otherwise noted.
Subpart 1 - Introduction & 1201.100 Creation and Authority.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 426, 42 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), as amended (hereafter called the “Act”). $ 1201.101 Purpose.
It is the purpose of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under the Act to carry out the declared policy of the United States that aeronautical and space activities sponsored by the United States shall be the responsibility of, shall be directed by, and shall be under the control of a civilian agency, except to the extent that aeronautical and space activities are determined by the President to be peculiar to or primarily associated with the development of weapons systems, military operations, or the defense of the United States, which activities shall be the responsibility of the Department of Defense. § 1201.102 Functions.
In order to carry out the purposes of the Act, NASA is authorized to conduct research into the problems of flight within and outside the earth's atmosphere; to develop, construct, test, and operate aeronautical and space vehicles for research purposes; and to perform such other activities as may be required for the exploration of space. The term “aeronautical and space vehicles” means aircraft, missiles, satellites, and othei space vehicles, manned and unmanned, together with related equipment, devices, components, and parts. § 1201.103 Administration.
(a) NASA is headed by an Administrator, who is appointed from civilian Ufe by the President by and with the consent of the Senate. The Administrator is responsible, under the supervision and direction of the President, for exercising all powers and discharging all duties of NASA and has authority and control over all personnel and activities of the agency.
(b) The Deputy Administrator of NASA is also appointed by the President from civilian life by and with the consent of the Senate. The Deputy Administrator serves on a day-to-day basis as the agency's general manager, under delegations of authority and responsibility from the Administrator, and, in his
absence, the Deputy Administrator serves as Acting Administrator.
Subpart 2-Organization § 1201.200 General.
Responsibility for overall planning, coordination, and control of NASA programs is vested in NASA Headquarters, located in Washington, D.C. Directors of NASA field installations and other component installations are responsible for execution of NASA's programs, largely through contracts with research, development, and manufacturing enterprises. Certain types of research and development activities are conducted at NASA field installations and other component installations by Governmentemployed scientists, engineers, and technicians, NASA's basic organization consists of the headquarters, nine field Installations, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (a Government-owned, contractoroperated facility), and several component installations which report to heads of field installations or headquarters offices. The NASA field installations are as follows:
(1) Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. 94035.
(2) Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. 93523.
(3) Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. 20771.
(4) John F. Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Fla. 32899.
(5) Langley Research Center, Langley Station, Hampton, Va. 23365.
(6) Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135.
(7) Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Tex. 77058.
(8) George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. 35812.
(9) Wallops Station, Wallops Island, Va. 23337.
For more detailed description of the organization and functions of the headquarters and field installations, see the “U.S. Government Organization Manual." Subpart 3—Boards and Committees § 1201.300 Boards and Committees.
Various boards and committees have been established as part of the permanent organization structure of NASA. These include:
(a) Board of Contract Appeals. (1) The function of the Board is to adjudicate appeals arising from final decision by