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Space Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council

The Space Operations Committee is a standing committee of the NASA Advisory Council supporting the advisory needs of the NASA Administrator and the Space Operations Mission Directorate, as well as other NASA Mission Directorates.  The scope of the Committee includes all space operations-related programs, projects, activities and facilities at NASA.

The Space Operations Committee meets four times a year, usually several weeks before the meeting of the full NASA Advisory Council.  Meetings are open to the public and are announced on this website, as well as in the Federal Register.  The Committee’s members are appointed by the Associate Administrator for Space Operations, and represent a wealth of experience and expertise.  Committee members are appointed for two years.

Meet the NASA Advisory Council Space Operations Committee:

  • Col. Eileen Collins (ret.), chair.  Former NASA astronaut.
  • Dr. Pat Condon, vice chair.  Aerospace Consultant, former Commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center, the Arnold Engineering Development Center, and the Air Force Armament Laboratory
  • Dr. Leroy Chiao.  Former NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander.
  • Dr. John Grunsfeld.  Former NASA Astronaut and current Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
  • Mr. Tommy Holloway.  Former Space Shuttle and International Space Station Program Manager.
  • Ms. JoAnn Morgan.  Former Kennedy Space Center Associate Director, KSC Safety & Mission Assurance Director.
  • Mr. Bob Sieck.  Former Space Shuttle Launch Director.

Space Operations Committee Terms Of Reference (139KB PDF)

Upcoming Meetings

  • August 2 – Ames Research Center, CA

Meeting Minutes and Reports

May 3, 2011 Meeting

February 8, 2011 Meeting

September 13-14, 2010 Meeting

July 28, 2010 Meeting