(a) This regulation applies to civil service and contractor personnel at NASA Headquarters and field installations who work in activities that are vital to the safety and success of mission critical space systems.
(b) The provisions of this regulation apply to all civil service and contractor personnel assigned to mission critical positions/duties with the exception of the personnel addressed in § 1214.501(c) of this part. This includes command and decision making personnel as well as technicians.
(c) This regulation does not include flight crew or payload specialists. They are covered by NASA Management Instruction (NMI) 33304 (14 CFR part 1214, subpart 1214.11), “NASA Astronaut Candidate Recruitment and Selection Program.”
(d) This regulation applies to Space Station Freedom International Partners in that the certification requirements in § 1214.505(f) of this part apply to foreign personnel in mission critical positions/duties.
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