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lorable imitation thereof, except as authorized under regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined not more than $250 or imprisoned not more than six months or both." (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 731).

and published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

(c) Any request for the Administrator's approval of a new insignia, a new logotype, a new program badge, an official NASA astronaut badge, or for the modification of the existing approved insignias or badges or their uses, or any proposal for a device other than as prescribed herein shall be submitted to the Administrator through the Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs for his approval or recommendation.

8 1221.113 Compliance and enforcement.

In order to ensure adherence to the authorized uses of the NASA Seal, the NASA Insignia, the NASA Logotype, official NASA program Badges, official NASA Astronaut Badges and the NASA Flags as provided herein, a report of each suspected violation of this Part 1221 (including the use of unauthorized NASA Insignias) or of questionable usages of the NASA Seal, the Insignia, the Logotype, official NASA Program Badges, official NASA Astronaut Badges, or the NASA Flags shall be submitted to the Director of Inspections in accordance with NASA Management Instruction 1960.1.

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§ 1221.112 Violations.

(a) NASA Seal. Any person who uses the official NASA Seal in a manner other than as authorized in this part 1221 shall be subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1017, which provides as follows:

"Government seals wrongfully used and instruments wrongfully sealed * * *"

“Whoever fraudulently or wrongfully affixes or impresses the seal of any department or agency of the United States, to or upon any certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper or with knowledge of its fraudulent character, with wrongful or fraudulent intent, uses, buys, procures, sells, or transfers to another any such certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper, to which or upon which said seal has been so fraudulently affixed or impressed, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.” (June 25, 1948, ch. 62 Stat. 753.)

(b) NASA insignia, NASA Logotype, NASA Program and NASA Astronaut Badges. Any person who uses the NASA Insignia, NASA Logotype, official NASA Program Badges or official NASA Astronaut Badges in a manner other than as authorized in this part 1221 shall be subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 701, which provides as follows:

“Official badges, identification cards, other insignia

“Whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses any badge, identification card, or other insignia, of the design prescribed by the head of any department or agency of the United States for use by an officer or employee thereof, or any colorable imitation thereof, or photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes or executes any engravings, photograph, print, or impression in the likeness of any such badge, identification card, or other insignia, or any co

AUTHORITY: Pub. L. 91-76, September 29, 1969.

SOURCE: 43 FR 15624, Apr. 14, 1978, unless otherwise noted.

8 1221.200 Scope.

This subpart establishes procedures for nominating an astronaut for the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

8 1221.201 Basis for award of the medal.

(a) The standard of award for the Congressional Space Medal of Honor is established by Pub. L. 91-76 (42 U.S.C. 2461) which provides that the President may award the Medal to any "astronaut who in the performance of his duties has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious efforts and contributions to the welfare of the Nation and of mankind.”

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(b) Only one Congressional Space assigned or detailed to NASA shall Medal of Honor may be awarded to a also be transmitted to the Secretary of person. However, for each succeeding Defense or the head of the employing act that would otherwise justify the agency, as appropriate, for his or her award of the Medal, the President

recommendation. may award a suitable bar or other (e) The Administrator will forward device.

to the President his recommendation, (c) The Medal may be awarded to

and that of the astronaut's employing any person who is or has been desig

agency, as appropriate. nated to travel in space and who has distinguished himself or herself while

8 1221.204 Proceedings of the NASA Inundertaking duties in preparation for,

centive Awards Board. execution of, or subsequent to, but in connection with, a space flight.

The NASA Incentive Awards Board (d) The Medal may be awarded for shall thoroughly consider the facts actions occurring before the effective giving rise to a recommendation for date of this Subpart 1221.2, and, when

nomination and shall prepare a report appropriate, posthumously.

for the Administrator. The Board

should, to the extent practicable, co§ 1221.202 Description of the medal.

ordinate its efforts with those of the The description of the Congressional astronaut's employing agency, as apSpace Medal of Honor, which was de- propriate. Its final report must take signed by the Institute of Heraldry, into account any pertinent informaU.S. Army, is set forth in Appendix A tion submitted by the employing to this subpart. Each person awarded agency. the Medal also shall receive a citation describing the basis for the award.

APPENDIX A-CONGRESSIONAL SPACE 8 1221.203 Nominations.

MEDAL OF HONOR (a) Formal nominations for award of the Congressional Space Medal of

OBVERSE Honor on behalf of NASA will be

DESCRIPTION made by the Administrator to the President.

A circular green enamel wreath of laurel (b) Any person may recommend to surmounted by a five-pointed gold star the Administrator that an astronaut (with vertical point downward) and issuing be nominated for award of the Medal.

from between each point a gold flame, the Such a recommendation must be in

star surmounted by a light blue enamel writing, and must describe in concise

cloud bank with five lobes edged in gold detail the events believed to warrant

bearing a five-pointed dark blue enamel star award of the Medal. The recommenda

fimbriated gold and charged in center with

a diamond; standing upon the wreath at top tion should, if appropriate, be accom

center a gold eagle with wings displayed. panied by supporting documentation, such as eyewitness statements, ex

SYMBOLISM tracts from official records, sketches,

The laurel wreath, a symbol of great photographs, etc.

achievement, with the overlapping star (c) All recommendations for nomina

points, simulates space vehicles moving to tions submitted to the Administrator greater accomplishments through space. or made on his own initiative will be The flames signify the dynamic energy of referred to the NASA Incentive the rocket era and the imagination of the Awards Board for the purpose of in- men in the space program of the United vestigating and making findings of

States. The stylized glory cloud alludes to fact and giving advice to the Adminis

the glory in the coat of arms of the United trator.

States and to the high esteem of the award. (d) Any recommendation involving

The dark blue voided star symbolizes the an astronaut who is a member of the

vast mysteries of outer space while the bril

liancy of the feat is represented by a diaarmed services on active duty or who mond. The eagle with wings raised in the is employed by another agency of the spirit of peace represents man's first landing Federal Government but temporarily on another planet.

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Subpart 1-Awards for Scientific and

Technical Contributions

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 2457 and 2458.

SOURCE: 32 FR 6272, Apr. 21, 1967, unless otherwise noted.

The scarlet center line on the white band symbolizes the courage of the astronauts in the nation's manned space program and the fire power of rockets that carry the crew through the earth's atmosphere (light blue); the light blue is the same color as the chief of the shield of the coat of arms of the United States which appears on the President's flag. The dark blue symbolizes the hostile environment of space, the gold edge representing success and accomplishment. Red, white and blue are also the national colors of the United States.

8 1240.100 Scope.

This Subpart 1 prescribes procedures for the granting of monetary awards by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for scientific and technical contributions having significant value in the conduct of aeronautical and space activities. This subpart applies to any scientific or technical contribution having significant value in the conduct of aeronautical and space activities for which an application for award has been made.

MINIATURE

DESCRIPTION

A one-half size replica of the medal and suspension ribbon approximately 2516 inches in overall length.

LAPEL EMBLEM

DESCRIPTION

A miniature of the obverse of the medal, 66 inch in diameter, all gold with a diamond in center.

$ 1240.101 Criteria.

(a) Only those contributions to the Administration having significant value in the conduct of aeronautical and space activities will be recommended for award under this Subpart 1.

(b) In determining the terms and conditions of any award, the following criteria will be considered:

ROSETTE

DESCRIPTION One-half inch in diameter in the colors of the ribbon.

(f) The Associate Administrator for External Relations shall, in coordination with the Director, International Affairs Division, determine when an affected nation shall be informed regarding the availability of documents referred to in paragraph (d) and coordinate with the Department of State all NASA communications with foreign governments concerning environmental matters as related to E.O. 12114 (44 FR 1957).

PART 1221— THE NASA SEAL AND

OTHER DEVICES, AND THE CONGRESSIONAL SPACE MEDAL OF HONOR

a

Subpart 1221.1-NASA Official Seal, Insignia,

Logotype, Official Program and Astronaut Badges, and Flags

the environment against radioactive substances;

(5) Potential environmental effects on natural and ecological resources of global importance and which the President in the future may designate (or which the Secretary of State designates pursuant to international treaty). A list of any such designations will be available from the Office of the Associate Administrator for External Relations.

(b) Prior to decisions (§ 1216.304) on any action falling into the categories specified in paragraph (a), the Headquarters official shall make a determination whether such action may have

significant environmental effect abroad.

(c) If the Headquarters official determines that the action will not have a significant environmental effect abroad, he/she shall prepare a memorandum for the record which states the reasoning behind such a determination. A copy of the memorandum shall be forwarded to the Associate Administrator for External Relations. Note that these procedures do not allow for categorical exclusions (E.O. 12114, section 2-5(d)).

(d) If the Headquarters official determines that an action may have a significant environmental effect abroad, he/she shall consult with the Associate Administrator for External Relations and the Director, International Affairs Division. The Associate Administrator for External Relations, in coordination with the Director, International Affairs Division, shall (as specified in E.O. 12114) make a determination whether the subject action requires:

(1) An environmental impact statement (an EIS will be required if there are significant effects on the global commons);

(2) Bilateral or multilateral environmental studies; or

(3) Concise reviews of environmental issues.

(e) When informed of the determination of the Associate Administrator for External Relations, the Headquarters official shall proceed to take the necessary actions in accordance with these implementing procedures.

Sec. 1221.100 Scope. 1221.101 Policy. 1221.102 Establishment of the NASA Seal. 1221.103 Establishment of the NASA Insig

nia. 1221.104 Establishment of the NASA Logo

type Insignia. 1221.105 Establishment of official NASA

Program Badges. 1221.106 Establishment of official NASA

Astronaut Badges. 1221.107 Establishment of the official

NASA Flag. 1221.108 Establishment of the Administra

tor's, Deputy Administrator's and Asso

ciate Administrator's Flags. 1221.109 Custody of the NASA Seal. 1221.110 Official uses and restrictions. 1221.111 Approval of new or change pro

posals. 1221.112 Violations. 1221.113 Compliance and enforcement. 1221.114 Illustration of the NASA Seal. 1221.115 Illustration of the NASA Insignia. 1221.116 Illustration of the NASA Logo

type Insignia. 1221.117 Illustration of the NASA Flag.

Subpart 1221.2—The Congr

Medal of Honor

onal Space

1221.200 Scope. 1221.201 Basis for award of the medal. 1221.202 Description of the medal. 1221.203 Nominations. 1221.204 Proceedings of the NASA Incen.

tive Awards Board.

APPENDIX A-CONGRESSIONAL SPACE MEDAL

OF HONOR

Subpart 1221.1-NASA Official Seal,

Insignia, Logotype, Official Program and Astronaut Badges, and Flags

AUTHORITY: 42 U.S.C. 2472(a) and 2473(b) (1).

SOURCE: 41 FR 11276, Mar. 18, 1976, unless otherwise noted.

cordance with the provisions of this Part 1221 is prohibited.

(b) The official and restricted use of the devices prescribed herein shall be governed by the provisions of this part 1221. The use of the devices prescribed herein for any purpose other than as authorized by this Part 1221 is prohibited. Their misuse shall be subject to the penalties authorized by statute, as set forth in § 1221.112 and shall be reported as provided in § 1221.113.

(c) Any proposal for a new NASA Insignia, NASA Logotype Insignia, Program Badge, Astronaut Badge, or for modification to those prescribed herein, shall be processed in accordance with $ 1221.111.

§ 1221.100 Scope.

This part sets forth the policy governing the use of the official NASA Seal, the NASA Insignia, the NASA Logotype Insignia, official NASA Program Badges, official NASA Astronaut Badges, and the NASA Flags.

8 1221.102 Establishment of the NASA

Seal.

8 1221.101 Policy.

(a) The official NASA Seal, the NASA Insignia, the NASA Logotype Insignia, official NASA Program Badges, the official NASA Astronaut Badges, and the NASA Flags, as prescribed in $ $ 1221.102 through 1221.108 of this Part 1221, shall be used exclusively to represent NASA, its programs, projects, functions, activities, or elements thereof. The use of any devices other than those provided by or subsequently approved in ac

The official NASA Seal, as described in Attachment A, was established by Executive Order 10849 (24 FP: 9559), November 27, 1959, as amended by Executive Order 10942 (24 FR 4419), May 22, 1961. The NASA Seal, established by the President, is the official Seal of the Agency and symbolizes the achievements and goals of NASA and the United States in aeronautical and space activities. The NASA Seal shall be used as set forth in § 1221.110(3).

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