The NASA Advisory Council provides the NASA Administrator with counsel and advice on programs and issues of importance to the Agency. The Council consists of eight committees, Aeronautics, Audit, Finance and Analysis, Commercial Space, Education and Public Outreach, Human Exploration and Operations, Information Technology Infrastructure, Science, and Technology and Innovation. Each committee conducts sessions throughout the year in an effort to gain a broad understanding of current NASA issues and future mission implementation plans. The committees then bring their proposed findings and recommendations to the full Council for deliberation and final decision on whether to send forward to the NASA Administrator.
The Council deliberates on topics raised by each committee and crosscutting issues in public sessions and presents its findings and recommendations to the NASA Administrator throughout the year.
NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL April 24-25, 2013 NASA Headquarters Washington, DC
The NASA Advisory Council held its first meeting of 2013 on April 24-25, 2013, at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. Standing left to right are: Dr. Charles F. Kennel (Ex-Officio Member), Mr. Richard Kohrs, Mr. Lars Perkins, Dr. Wesley T. Huntress, Dr. Matt Mountain (for Dr. William Ballhaus), Dr. Steven Squyres (Chair), Mr. Charles Holmes (for Dr. Larry Smarr), Ms. Diane Rausch (Executive Director). Seated left to right are: Ms. Patti Grace Smith, The Honorable Marion Blakey. Missing from photo: Mr. Michael Montelongo (for Mr. Robert Hanisee), Dr. William Ballhaus, Mr. Robert Hanisee and General Lester Lyles (Ex-Officio Member).