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NPR 3451.3
Effective Date: August 01, 2014
Expiration Date: August 01, 2025
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Subject: NASA Space Flight Awareness Program (Revalidated 12/1/20)

Responsible Office: Space Operations MD

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P.1 Purpose

a. The SFA Program is a NASA-managed human spaceflight safety awareness and recognition program with representation from NASA and SFA Contractors. The SFA Program is managed by NASA Headquarters Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD).

b. This NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) establishes the responsibilities, procedures, and requirements for the administration of the Agency's SFA Program, which directly supports, enhances, and achieves Agency mission and strategic goals. The purpose of the SFA Program is to promote and enhance the awareness and understanding among the NASA and the relevant contractor workforce who are involved in human spaceflight about the importance of their role in promoting astronaut safety and mission success. Awareness is created by communicating with and educating the Government and industry workforce about safety, quality and spaceflight.

c. The SFA Program also includes a recognition program through which NASA and SFA Contractors may recognize their respective employees for outstanding contributions to safety, quality and spaceflight success.

d. This NPR defines, identifies, and documents program participation requirements and implementation processes.

P.2 Applicability

This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. This language applies to JPL (a Federally Funded Research and Development Center), other contractors, grant recipients, or parties to agreements only to the extent specified or referenced in the appropriate contracts or agreements.

P.3 Authority

a. NPD 1001.0, 2011 NASA Strategic Plan.

b. 51 U.S.C. § 20102 et seq.; Government Employee's Incentive Awards Act, 5 U.S.C. § 4501 et seq., (as amended).

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. 14 C.F.R. 1221.110.

b. NPR 3451.1, NASA Awards and Recognition Program.

c. NPR 8715.3, NASA General Safety Program Requirements, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA).

d. NF1738, Space Flight Awareness Award Nomination form

P.5 Measurement/Verification

Designated representatives and POCs from NASA and contractors participating in or supporting the SFA Program are responsible for recording and updating all SFA award and recognition data in the NASA SFA Awards Database. The SFA PM will publish an annual report on the SFA Program website (http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/sfa/) and may also publish a printed report containing metrics of program effectiveness.

P.6 Cancellation


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