August 24, 2016 8:07 AM ET

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Company Overview of National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Company Overview

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a U.S. government agency that researches, develops, conducts, and tests civilian and military aerospace systems, satellites, and space probes for space exploration, research, technology, and peaceful purposes. NASA’s projects and missions include moon landings, the orbiting Skylab space station, the Voyager 2 mission, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the manned space shuttle Columbia of 1981. National Aeronautics and Space Administration was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Washington, District Of Columbia. It has additional centers and field facilities in Moffett Field, Pasadena, and Edwards, California; Cleveland, Ohio; Green...

300 East Street S.W.

Washington, DC 20546-0001

United States

Founded in 1958

Phone:

202-358-0000

Fax:

202-358-3251

Key Executives for National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Education Officer
Deputy Chief of Staff
Associate Administrator of The Space Technology Mission Directorate
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Key Developments

BSN Medical Luxembourg Finance Holding S.à r.l. and NASA Collaborate Exclusively on Solution for Orthostatic Intolerance Following Long-Duration Spaceflight

BSN medical announced an ongoing collaboration with NASA to develop a specialized gradient compression garment for protection against post-spaceflight orthostatic intolerance - the inability to stand upright without experiencing a rapid heart rate, low blood pressure (hypotension), lightheadedness or feeling faint upon return to Earth's gravity. Astronauts who live in space, even for short periods of time, experience physiological adaptations that have noticeable consequences once they return to Earth's gravity. These include changes to balance, coordination, muscle strength, blood volume, and blood pressure regulation, and may impact an astronaut's ability to perform basic tasks such as standing and walking. According to a study of veteran astronauts, up to 83% returning from long duration (> 1 mo.) spaceflight experienced these physiological changes during postflight evaluation.

NASA Appoints Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz as New Chief Information Security Officer, Effective August 8, 2016

NASA has named Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz as its new chief information security officer with effect from August 8, 2016. Hanna-Ruiz will also work as the senior agency information security official. Hanna-Ruiz brings to the role over 20 years of cyber security experience. He was a primary author of the Cyberspace Policy Review for the White House and was chief of staff for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. Moreover, she served a joint DHS/National Security Agency cyber coordination group and was the program manager for a cyber crime and forensics training academy sponsored by the Defense Department.

NASA Announces Executive Changes

John Grunsfeld will retire from NASA April 30, capping nearly four decades of science and exploration with the agency. His tenure includes serving as astronaut, chief scientist, and head of NASA's Earth and space science activities. Grunsfeld has directed NASA's Science Mission Directorate as associate administrator since 2012, managing more than 100 science missions -- many of which have produced groundbreaking science, findings and discoveries. Geoff Yoder, currently the directorate's deputy, will serve as acting associate administrator until a successor is named.

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