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The official seal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a disc of blue sky strewn with white stars, to dexter a large yellow sphere bearing a red flight symbol apex in upper sinister and wings enveloping and casting a brown shadow upon the sphere, all partially encircled with a white horizontal orbit, in sinister a small light blue sphere; circumscribing the disc a white band edged gold inscribed "National Aeronautics and Space Adininistration U.S.A." in red letters.
& 1221.104 Establishment of the NASA
Logotype Insignia. The NASA Logotype Insignia (Attachment C), to be referred to as the NASA Logotype, was established by the Administrator as the official signature and design element for all visual communications formerly reserved for the NASA Insignia. The NASA Logotype was developed under the Federal Design Improvement Program initiated by the President in 1972 and approved by the Commission of Fine Arts in November 1975. The NASA Logotype shall be used as set forth in $ 1221.110(b), the NASA Graphics Standards Manuals and any related NASA Management Issuance(s) or specification(s) approved by the Administrator and published subsequent hereto.
8 1221.106 Establishment of official NASA
Astronaut Badges. A separate and unique badge may be designed in connection with or in commemoration of each manned flight mission for the particular astronauts involved. Each approved badge shall be officially identified by its title, such as “Apollo 17 Badge,” etc. Collectively, these badges will comprise the official Astronaut Badges. The NASA Astronaut Badges shall be used as set forth in $ 1221.110(c) pursuant to approval as set forth in § 1221.111(c).
8 1221.107 Establishment of the official
NASA Flag. The official NASA Flags for interior and exterior use (Attachment D) were created by the Administrator in January 1960. Complete design, size and color of the NASA interior and exterior flags for manufacturing purposes are detailed in U.S. Army QMG Drawing 5-1-269; Revision 14 September 1960. The NASA Flags shall be used as set forth in § 1221.110(d). § 1221.108 Establishment of the Adminis
trator's, Deputy Administrator's and
Associate Administrator's Flags. (a) Concurrently with the establishment of the official NASA Flag in January 1960, the Administrator also established NASA Flags to represent the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Associate Administrator. Each of these flags conforms to the basic design of the official NASA Flag except that:
(1) The size of the flags is 3 feet x 4 feet;
(2) The Administrator's Flag has four stars;
(3) The Deputy Administrator's Flag has three stars; and
(4) The Associate Administrator's flag has two stars.
(b) Flags representing these senior officials shall be used as set forth in § 1221.110(e). § 1221.109 Custody of the NASA Seal.
The Executive Officer shall be responsible for custody of the NASA impression Seal and custody of NASA replica (plaques) seals.
(6) The NASA Flag, and the Administrator's, Deputy Administrator's, and Associate Administrator's Flags, which incorporate the design of the NASA Seal.
(7) Official NASA prestige publications which represent the achievements or missions of NASA as a whole.
(8) Official publications (or documents) involving participation by another Government agency for which the other Government agency has authorized the use of its seal.
(9) Use of the NASA Seal for any other purposes than those prescribed in this paragraph (a) is prohibited, except that the Executive Officer may authorize, on a case-by-case basis, the use of the NASA Seal for purposes other than those covered by this paragraph (a) when in his judgment such use would be appropriate.
(b) The NASA Logotype. The NASA Logotype is authorized for use on the following:
(1) Official NASA articles:
(ii) Official films produced by or for NASA.
(iii) Wearing apparel and personal property items used by NASA employees in performance of their official duties.
(iv) Required uniforms of contractor employees when performing official public affairs duties, guard or fire protection duties and similar official duties within NASA installations or at other assigned NASA duty stations, and on any required contractor-owned vehicles used exclusively in the performance of these official duties, when authorized by NASA contracting officers.
(v) Spacecraft, aircraft, automobiles, trucks, and similar vehicles owned by, leased to, or contractor-furnished to NASA, or produced for NASA by contractors, but excluding NASA-owned vehicles used and operated by contractors.
(vi) Equipment and facilities owned by, leased to, £ or contractor-furnished to NASA, such as machinery, major tools, ground handling equipment, office and shop furnishings (if appropriate) and similar items of a permanent nature, including those produced for NASA by contractors.
$ 1221.110 Official uses and restrictions.
(a) The NASA Seal. The use of the NASA Seal is restricted to the following:
(1) NASA award certificates and medals.
(2) NASA awards for career service.
(3) Security credentials and employee identification cards.
(4) Administrator's documents; the seal may be used on documents such as interagency or intergovernmental agreements and special reports to the President and Congress, and on other documents, at the discretion of the Administrator.
(5) Plaques; the design of the NASA Seal may be incorporated in plaques for display in Agency auditoriums, presentation rooms, lobbies, offices of senior officials, and on the fronts of buildings occupied by NASA.
The color of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration flag will
Technical Description of Exterior Flag:
NASA flugs for external use may be procured in two sizes: 5'9'0"
(vii) Official NASA pamphlets, man- (ix) Certificates (NASA Form 699A uals, handbooks, house organs, bulle- and 699B) covering authority for tins, general reports, posters, signs, NASA and contractor security personcharts, and items of similar nature for nel to carry firearms. general use, other than those covered (x) NASA Occupied buildings when in paragraph (a)(7) and (8) of this sec- the use of the NASA Logotype is more tion.
appropriate than use of the NASA (viii) Briefcases or dispatch cases Seal. issued by NASA.
(2) Personal Articles—NASA Employees:
(i) Business calling cards of NASA employees may carry the imprint of the NASA Logotype.
(ii) Limited usage on automobiles. If determined appropriate by the cognizant installation official, it is acceptable to place a NASA Logotype sticker on personal automobiles where such identification will facilitate entry or control of such vehicles at NASA installations or parking areas.
(iii) Personal items used in connection with officially recognized NASA employees' recreation association activities.
(iv) Items for sale through NASA employees' non-appropriated fund activities.
(3) Use of the NASA Logotype for any other purposes than those prescribed herein is prohibited, except that the Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs may authorize on case-by-case basis the use of the NASA Logotype for other purposes when in his judgment such use would be appropriate.
(c) NASA Program and Astronaut Badges. (1) Official NASA Program and Astronaut Badges will be restricted to the uses set forth in this paragraph (c) and to such other uses as the Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs may specifically approve.
(2) Specific approval is given for the following uses:
(i) Use of exact reproductions of a badge in the form of a patch made of cloth or other material, a decal, or a gummed sticker, on articles of wearing apparel and personal property items; and
(ii) Use of exact renderings of a badge on a coin, medal, plaque or other commemorative souvenirs.
(3) The manufacture and sale or free distribution of badges for the uses approved or that may be approved under paragraphs (c)(1) and (2) of this section are authorized.
(4) Portrayal of an exact reproduction of a badge in conjunction with the advertising of any product or service will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs.
(5) The manufacture, sale or use of any colorable imitation of the design of an official Astronaut or Program Badge will not ordinarily be approved.
(d) The NASA Flag. (1) The NASA Flag is authorized for use only as follows:
(i) On or in front of NASA installation buildings.
(ii) At NASA ceremonies.
(iii) At conferences (including display in NASA conference rooms).
(iv) At governmental or public appearances of NASA executives.
(v) In private offices of senior officials.
(vi) As otherwise authorized by the Administrator or his designee.
(2) The NASA Flag must be displayed with the United States Flag. When the United States Flag and the NASA Flag are displayed on a speaker's platform in an auditorium, the United States Flag must occupy the position of honor and be placed at the NASA representative's right as he faces the audience, with the NASA Flag at his left.
(e) The Administrator's, Deputy Administrator's and Associate Administrator's Flags. These flags shall be displayed with the United States Flag in the respective offices of these officials but may be temporarily removed for use at the discretion of the officials concerned.
8 1221.111 Approval of new or change pro
posals. (a) Any proposed change to the design and description of the NASA Insignia set forth in Attachment B or to the NASA Logotype set forth in Attachment C requires the written approval of the Administrator and submission to the Commission of Fine Arts for its advice as to the merit of the design.
(b) Any proposed new insignia or logotype and its use must be approved in writing by the Administrator and submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts for its advice as to the merit of the design. If approved by the Administrator and advice received from the Commission of Fine Arts the insignia and use of such insignia or logotype must be prescribed in this part 1221