NASA Organization

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the U.S. agency responsible for the nation's exploration of space, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. Located in Washington, DC under the leadership of the Administrator, NASA Headquarters provides overall guidance and direction to the agency. Day-to-day work in conducted at 10 field centers and a variety of installations, in laboratories, on air fields, in wind tunnels, and in control rooms.

The following chart depicts the NASA organizational structure, underscoring Mission Directorates, Mission Support Offices, NASA Centers, Small Business Programs, and more.


Source: NASA Agency Organizational Chart (2019)

Updated October 2020 by Kristen Johnson