SP-4012 NASA HISTORICAL DATA BOOK: VOLUME III
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS 1969-1978
 
 

Table 5-1. Four Phases of Advanced Research (OART/OAST) Management, NASA Headquarters

 

Phase 1

1969

 

Administrator/Deputy Administrator
Associate Administrator, Office of Advanced Research and Technology (James M. Beggs; Bruce T. Lundin, acting, March 1969
Deputy Associate Administrator (Lundin)
Deputy Associate Administrator, Aeronautics (Charles W. Harper)
Director, Aeronautical Vehicles Div. (William Pomeroy; Albert J. Evans, spring 1969)
Director, Biotechnology and Human Research Div. (Walton J. Jones)
Director, Chemical Propulsion Div. (Adelbert O. Tischler)
Director, Electronics and Control Div. (Frank J. Sullivan)
Director, Mission Analysis Div. (Leonard Roberts)
Director, Power and Electric Propulsion Div. (William H. Woodward)
Director, Programs and Resources Div. (Paul E. Cotton)
Director, Basic Research Div. (Hermann H. Kurzweg)
Director, Special Programs Off. (R. D. Ginter)
Director, Space Vehicles Div. (Milton B. Ames, Jr.)
Manager, AEC-NASA Space Nuclear Propulsion Off. (Milton Klein)
OART Safety Officer (H. Kurt Strass)
 
 
Phase II
1970-1974
 
 
Administrator/Deputy Administrator
Associate Administrator, Office of Advanced Research and Technology/Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (1972) (Oran W. Nicks, acting; Roy P. Jackson, Nov. 1970; Edwin C. Kilgore, acting, Oct. 1973; Bruce K. Holloway, acting, March 1974; Alan M. Lovelace, Aug. 1974)
Deputy Associate Administrator, Aeronautics (Neil A. Armstrong; dropped 1972; J. Lloyd Jones, 1974)
Deputy Associate Administrator, Management (Kilgore; dropped 1974)
Deputy Associate Administrator, Programs (George W. Cherry; added 1972; dropped 1974)
Deputy Associate Administrator, Technology (Seymour C. Himmel; added 1972; Robert E. Smylie, 1973)
Director, Advanced Concepts and Mission Div. (Richard J. Wisniewski; dropped 1973)
Director, Aeronautical Operating Systems Div. (Cherry; Robin Ransome, 1972; Kenneth E. Hodge, 1973)
Director, Aeronautical Propulsion Div. (Albert J. Evans, acting; Harry W. Johnson, 1971)
Director, Aeronautical Research Div. /Aerodynamics and Vehicle Systems Div. (1971) (Evans; William S. Aiken, Jr., acting, 1972; J. Lloyd Jones, mid-1972; Kramer, 1974)
Director, Advanced Transport Technology Program Off./Supercritical Technology Office (1971)/Transportation Experiment Program Off. (1972)/Transport Technology Programs Off. (1974) (Gerald G. Kayten; William H. Gardner, acting, 1973; Aiken, 1974)
Director, Guidance, Control, and Information Systems Div. (Sullivan; Peter R. Kurzhals, 1974) Director, Environmental Systems and Effects Div. /Aeronautical Life Sciences Div. (197 1)/Aeronautical Man-Vehicle Technology Div. (1973) (Walton L. Jones; Leo Fox, 197 1; Gene E. Lyman, 1972)
Director, Lifting Body Program Off./Entry Technology Off. (1971) (Frederick J. DeMeritte; dropped late 1973)
Director, Materials and Structures Div. (George C. Deutsch)
Chairman, Research Council/Chief Scientist, OAST (Kurzweg; dropped early 1974)
Director, Research and Institutional Management Div. (Cotton; E.H. Schneider, 1972; Frank E. Penaranda, 1974)
Director, Safety and Operating Systems Off. (Strass; John C. Loria, 1972; dropped 1974)
Director, Shuttle Technologies Off./Manned Space Technology Off. (1973) (Tischler; William Hayes, 1972)
Manager, Space Nuclear Systems Off. (Klein; David S. Gabriel, 1972; dropped 1973) Director, Space Propulsion and Power Div. (Woodward)
Director, Short Takeoff and Landing Program Off. (Kayten; dropped 1972)
Director, Technology Applications Off./Energy and Environmental Technology Off. (1973) (Ginter; dropped 1974)
Director, Military Aircraft Program Off. (Albert J. Evans; added 1972)
Director, JT3D/JT8D Refan Program Off. (James J. Kramer; William H. Roudebush, 1973; added 1972)
NASA Deputy Director, NASA-DOT Noise Abatement Off. (Walter Dankhoff; Bernard Maggin, fall 1972; added 1972)
Director, Advanced Supersonic Technology Off./Hypersonic Research Off. (Aiken; added 1972; dropped 1974)
NASA Deputy Director, NASA-DOT CARD Study Implementation Off. (W. N. Gardner; added mid-1972)
Director, Applications and Space Science Technology Off. (DeMeritte; added fall 1973) Director, Research Div. (Carl Schwenk; added 1973)
Director, Study and Analysis Off. (Kayten; added 1973)
Director, Independent Research and Development Off. (Ralph R. Nash; added 1974)
 
 
Phase III
1975-1977
 
 
Administrator/Deputy Administrator
Associate Administrator, Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (Lovelace; Smylie, acting, July 1976; Kramer, acting, Dec. 1976; Kramer, Oct. 1977)
Deputy Associate Administrator (Smylie; Kramer, acting, fall 1976; Paul F. Holloway, acting, late1976)
Special Assistant for Civil Aviation (Hodge; added 1976)
Special Assistant for Military Aviation (Evans; added 1976)
Director, Aerodynamics and Vehicle Systems Div. (Kramer; Aiken, 1976)
Director, Aeronautical Man-Vehicle Systems Div. (Lyman)
Director, Space Technology Coordinating Off. (DeMeritte)
Director, Guidance, Control, and Information Systems Div. /Electronics Div. (1977) (Kurzhals)
Director, Military Aircraft Program Off. (Evans; dropped 1976; Evans became Special Assistant)
Director, Aeronautical Propulsion Div. (Johnson)
Director, Resources and Management Systems Div. (Penaranda)
Director, Aeronautical Operating Systems Off. (Hodge)
Director, Space Propulsion and Power Div. (James Lazar)
Director, Research Div. (Schwenk)
Director, Space Shuttle Technology Payloads Off. (Hayes)
Director, Civil Aircraft Programs Off. (Aiken; dropped 1976; Hodge became Special Assistant)
Director, Materials and Structures (Deutsch)
Director, Study, Analysis, and Planning Off. (Kayten)
Director, Aircraft Energy Efficiency Off. (Kramer; added 1976)
Director, Research Aircraft Program Off. (Evans; added 1976)
 
 
Phase IV
1978
 
 
Administrator/Deputy Administrator
Associate Administrator, Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (Kramer)
Deputy Associate Administrator (John M. Kleinberg)
Chief Engineer (Aiken)
Director, Energy Systems Div. (Ralph 1. LaRock, acting; Donald A. Beattie, late 1978) Director, Aeronautical Systems Div. (Aiken, acting)
Director, Resources and Management Systems Div. (C. Robert Nysmith, acting; William P. Peterson, late 1978)
Director, Administration and Program Support Div. (Nysmith)
Director, Space Systems Div. (Kurzhals, acting) Director, Research and Technology Div. (Deutsch)


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