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Meet the Council

Council Membership

The NASA Administrator appoints the Chair and all members of the NASA Advisory Council, as well as a NASA civil servant to serve as its Executive Director. The chairs of the Space Studies Board and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Academies serve as ex officio, nonvoting members of the Council.


Steven W. Squyres, Ph.D Steven W. Squyres, Ph.D
James A. Weeks Professor of Astronomy
Cornell University


Dr. Wanda Austin Dr. Wanda Austin
President and CEO
The Aerospace Corporation
Photo of Dr. William F. Ballhaus, Jr. Dr. William F. Ballhaus Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer (Ret.)
The Aerospace Corporation
The Honorable Marion C. Blakey The Honorable Marion C. Blakey
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aerospace Industries Association
Mr. Kenneth Bowersox Mr. Kenneth Bowersox
U.S. Naval Aviator (Ret.)
Former NASA Astronaut
Mr. N. Wayne Hale Mr. N. Wayne Hale
Special Aerospace Services of Boulder Colorado
Prof. G. Scott Hubbard Prof. G. Scott Hubbard
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Stanford University
Photo of Lester L. Lyles Gen. Lester L. Lyles
Chair, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Academy of Engineering
USAF (Ret.)
David McComas Dr. David J. McComas
Assistant Vice President
Space Science and Engineering Division
Southwest Research Institute
Mr. Miles O’Brien Mr. Miles O’Brien
Independent Journalist
Kathryn Schmoll Ms. Kathyrn Schmoll
Vice President for Finance and Administration
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Dr. David Spergel Dr. David Spergel
Chair, Space Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences
Princeton University
Kathryn Schmoll Mr. A. Thomas Young
Lockheed Martin (Ret.)
Former Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


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