The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has established an Office of Space Station to direct the agency's efforts to develop a permanently manned space station within a decade (Eos, February 14, 1984, p. 51).
The new program office, located at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., will provide overall policy and program direction for the space station program. The space station program office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., will report to the new program office. Space station project offices at other NASA centers will be responsible to the new office through Johnson Space Center. The Johnson Space Center was named the lead center for the space station in February.