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Space FAQ 06/13 - Addresses


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CONTACTING NASA, ESA, AND OTHER SPACE AGENCIES/COMPANIES

Many space activities center around large Government or International
Bureaucracies.	In the US that means NASA.  If you have basic information
requests: (e.g., general PR info, research grants, data, limited tours, and
ESPECIALLY SUMMER EMPLOYMENT (typically resumes should be ready by Jan.  1),
etc.), consider contacting the nearest NASA Center to answer your questions.

EMail typically will not get you any where, computers are used by
investigators, not PR people. The typical volume of mail per Center is a
multiple of 10,000 letters a day. Seek the Public Information Office at one
of the below, this is their job:

NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is the
civilian space agency of of the United States Federal Government.
It reports directly to the White House and is not a Cabinet
post such as the military Department of Defense.  Its 20K+ employees
are civil servants and hence US citizens.  Another 100K+ contractors
also work for NASA.

NASA CENTERS

    Web pages for all NASA centers can be reached from

	http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/NASA_homepage.html

    NASA Headquarters (NASA HQ)
    Washington DC 20546
    (202)-358-1600

	Ask them questions about policy, money, and things of political
	nature. Direct specific questions to the appropriate center.

    NASA Ames Research Center (ARC)
    Moffett Field, CA 94035
    (415)-604-5091

	Lead center for information systems and aeronautics. Atmosphere
	reentry, Mars and Venus planetary atmospheres. Runs Pioneer series
	of space probes.

    NASA Ames Research Center
    Dryden Flight Research Facility [DFRF]
    P. O. Box 273
    Edwards, CA  93523
    (805)-258-8381

	Aircraft, mostly. Tested the shuttle orbiter landing
	characteristics. Developed X-1, D-558, X-3, X-4, X-5, XB-70, and of
	course, the X-15.

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    Greenbelt, MD 20771
    [Outside of Washington DC]
    (301)-344-6255

	Earth orbiting unmanned satellites and sounding rockets. Developed
	LANDSAT.

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
    California Institute of Technology
    4800 Oak Grove Dr.
    Pasadena, CA 91109
    (818)-354-5011

	The "heavies" in planetary research probes and other unmanned
	projects (they also had a lot to do with IRAS). They run Voyager,
	Magellan, Galileo, and will run Cassini. For images, probe
	navigation, and other info about unmanned exploration, this is the
	place to go.

	JPL is run under contract for NASA by the nearby California
	Institute of Technology, unlike the NASA centers above. This
	distinction is subtle but critical. JPL has different requirements
	for unsolicited research proposals and summer hires. For instance in
	the latter, an SF 171 is useless. Employees are Caltech employees,
	contractors, and for the most part have similar responsibilities.
	They offer an alternative to funding after other NASA Centers.

    NASA Johnson Manned Space Center (JSC)
    Houston, TX 77058
    (713)-483-5111

	JSC manages Space Shuttle, ground control of manned missions.
	Astronaut training. Manned mission simulators.

    NASA Kennedy Space Flight Center (KSC)
    Titusville, FL 32899
    (407)-867-2468

	Space launch center. You know this one.

    NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC)
    Hampton, VA 23665
    [Near Newport News, VA]
    (804)-864-6124

	Original NASA site. Specializes in theoretical and experimental
	flight dynamics. Viking. Long Duration Exposure Facility.

    NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC)
    21000 Brookpark Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44135
    (216)-433-4000

	Founded in 1941 as one of the original NACA centers. Aircraft/Rocket
	propulsion. Space power generation. Materials research. Space
	communications technology. Electric propulsion. Structures research.
	Microgravity science. Intermediate and large expendable launch
	vehicles.

    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
    Huntsville, AL 35812
    (205)-453-0034

	Development, production, delivery of Solid Rocket Boosters, External
	Tank, Orbiter main engines. Propulsion and launchers.

    Michoud Assembly Facility
    Orleans Parish
    New Orleans, LA 70129
    (504)-255-2601

	Shuttle external tanks are produced here; formerly Michoud produced
	first stages for the Saturn V.

    Stennis Space Center
    Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 39529
    (601)-688-3341

	Space Shuttle main engines are tested here, as were Saturn V first
	and second stages. The center also does remote-sensing and
	technology-transfer research.

    Wallops Flight Center
    Wallops Island, VA 23337
    (804)824-3411
	    Aeronautical research, sounding rockets, Scout launcher.

    Manager, Technology Utilization Office
    NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility
    Post Office Box 8757
    Baltimore, Maryland 21240

    Specific requests for software must go thru COSMIC at the Univ. of
    Georgia, NASA's contracted software redistribution service. You can
    reach them at cosmic@uga.bitnet.

    NOTE: Foreign nationals requesting information must go through their
    Embassies in Washington DC. These are facilities of the US Government
    and are regarded with some degree of economic sensitivity. Centers
    cannot directly return information without high Center approval. Allow
    at least 1 month for clearance. This includes COSMIC.

The US Air Force Space Command can be contacted thru the Pentagon along with
    other Department of Defense offices. They have unacknowledged offices in
    Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, Colorado Springs, and other locations. They have
    a budget which rivals NASA in size.

ARIANESPACE HEADQUARTERS
    Boulevard de l'Europe
    B.P. 177
    91006 Evry Cedex
    FRANCE

ARIANESPACE, INC.
    1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 875
    Washington, DC 20006
    (202)-728-9075

CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY
    6767 route de l'Aeroport
    Saint-Hubert Quebec
    CANADA
    J3Y 8Y9

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES (CNES) (FRENCH SPACE AGENCY)
    2, place Maurice Quentin
    F-75039 Paris Cedex 01, FRANCE
    phone 33 (1) 45.08.75.00

DARA (GERMAN SPACE AGENCY)
    Koenigswinterer Strasse 522-524
    D-5300 Bonn 3
    GERMANY

EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE COMPANY (EOSAT)
    7500 Forbes Boulevard
    Lanham, MD 20706
    (800)-344-9933 (Landsat Applications Group)

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA)
    8-10, rue Mario-Nikis
    75738 Paris Cedex 15
    FRANCE

    955 L'Enfant Plaza S.W.
    Washington, DC 20024
    (202)-488-4158

	http://www.esrin.esa.it/

INSTITUTE OF SPACE AND ASTRONAUTICAL SCIENCE (ISAS)
    JAPAN
	http://www.isas.ac.jp/

NATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NASDA)
    World Trade Center Building
    4-1 Hamamatsu-Cho, 2 Chome
    Minato-Ku, Tokyo 105
    JAPAN
    asuzuki@rd.tksc.nasda.go.jp (Public Relations Office)

	http://www.nasda.go.jp/

NPO ENERGIA (Washington office)
    Email: energia@delphi.com

RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY
    42 Schepkin street
    Moscow 129857
    RUSSIA

SOYUZKARTA
    45 Vologradsij Pr.
    Moscow 109125
    RUSSIA

SPACE CAMP
    Alabama Space and Rocket Center	U.S. SPACE CAMP
    1 Tranquility Base			6225 Vectorspace Blvd
    Huntsville, AL 35805		Titusville FL  32780
    (205)-837-3400			(407)267-3184

    Registration and mailing list are handled through Huntsville -- both
    camps are described in the same brochure.

    Programs offered at Space Camp are:

	Space Camp - one week, youngsters completing grades 4-6
	Space Academy I - one week, grades 7-9
	Aviation Challenge - one week high school program, grades 9-11
	Space Academy II - 8 days, college accredited, grades 10-12
	Adult Program - 3 days (editorial comment: it's great!)
	Teachers Program - 5 days

SPACE COMMERCE CORPORATION (U.S. agent for Soviet launch services)
    504 Pluto Drive		    69th flr, Texas Commerce Tower
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906	    Houston, TX 77002
    (719)-578-5490		    (713)-227-9000

SPACEHAB
    David A. Rossi
    1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1501
    Arlington, VA 22202   USA
    (FAX) (703)-414-8107    (703)-414-8100
    darossi@aol.com
    http://hvsun4.mdc.com:1025/SPACEHAB/SPACEHAB.html

SPACE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    101 Courageous Dr.	    711 W. Bay Area Blvd. #320
    League City, TX 77573   Webster, TX 77598
    (713) 538-6000

    I'm not certain which of these two addresses is correct.

SPOT IMAGE CORPORATION
    1857 Preston White Drive,
    Reston, VA 22091
    (FAX) (703)-648-1813    (703)-620-2200


OTHER COMMERCIAL SPACE BUSINESSES

    The space-investors mailing list has a file with addresses and info for
companies in space related businesses available by email to
space-cos@lunacity.com.


ASTRONAUTS

    Specific NASA astronauts can be contacted by forwarding mail through:

	(name of the astronaut in question)
	c/o Astronaut Office
	NASA Johnson Space Center
	Mail Code CB
	2101 NASA Road 1
	Houston, TX 77058


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