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NPR 1385.1A
Effective Date: March 04, 2020
Expiration Date: March 04, 2025
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Subject: Public Appearances of NASA Personnel, Including Astronauts

Responsible Office: Office of Communications

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P.1 Purpose

This NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) provides responsibilities, procedures and requirements for the conduct of all NASA employees doing public appearances and the operation of the NASA Speakers Bureau Program and the Astronaut Appearances Program. It establishes procedures, requirements, and criteria for the acceptance of public speaking engagements by NASA personnel, including astronauts, in order to ensure the widest practicable dissemination of information about NASA and its programs as described in NPD1385.2, Public Appearances if NASA Personnel, Including Astronauts.

P.2 Applicability

a. For the purposes of this NPR, NASA personnel includes all employees.

b. This NASA Procedural Requirement is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers.

c. This language applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts, grants, or agreements.

d. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

e. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.

P.3 Authority

National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended, 51 U.S.C. § 20113(a).

P.4 Applicable Document

a. NPD 1385.2, Public Appearances of NASA Personnel, Including Astronauts.

b. NPR 2200.2, Requirements for Documentation, Approval, and Dissemination of NASA Scientific and Technical Information.

c. NC 1000.31A, Communications Coordinating Council Charter.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

a. The NASA Speakers Bureau Program Manager and the HQ Astronaut Appearance Manager will obtain feedback in order to evaluate the performance of the NASA Speakers Bureau and Astronaut Appearance programs and provide periodic statistics to the NASA Headquarters, Office of Communications and the NASA Communications Coordinating Council (CCC), NC 1000.31A, as requested.

b. Periodic assessments will be conducted at NASA Headquarters to review program performance. Any new requirements will be discussed and mutually agreed upon by NASA Headquarters Office of Communications, NASA Centers, and the Astronaut Office (JSC).

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 1385.1, Public Appearance of NASA Astronauts, dated January 7, 2000.

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