The Mission Support Directorate (MSD) enables NASA mission success. We provide the tools, people, and capabilities to ensure NASA leadership in aerospace, science, and exploration. From the legal and procurement teams who secure vital contracts and acquisitions to the infrastructure management teams who oversee NASA facilities, roadways, and utilities. From the IT teams who provide dependable platforms and innovative tools to the human resources teams who ensure access to top talent. The work of the mission support community is foundational to mission success.
New Video Highlights Accessibility and Inclusion at NASA
NASA’s Mission Support Directorate released a video in October 2023 called Explorers, Adventurers, and Innovators with a Disability at NASA. It features four NASA employees who share their perspectives on accessibility and inclusion: Bob Gibbs, the associate administrator of MSD; Theodore (Ted) Gutman, deputy associate administrator for the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity; Dana Bolles, the NASA responsible official for Science.NASA.gov in the Science Mission Directorate; and Jimmy Acevedo, an education outreach specialist in Exploration and Space Communications.
NASA is entering a new era of space exploration, science, and discovery. Commercial space travel is expanding. Aviation is evolving. International partners are joining us in exploring the stars. NASA’s missions are advancing scientific knowledge for the benefit of humanity and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Portrait of Robert Gibbs on Monday, June 19, 2017 at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
The Mission Support Community
The Mission Support (MS) community encompasses the Mission Support Directorate (MSD), 14 Mission Support Enterprise Offices, three Technical Authorities, and leadership and support teams at 10 NASA centers, all providing enterprise services across NASA's missions and centers.