NASA Leadership

At NASA Headquarters in Washington, Steve Jurczyk is the agency’s acting administrator. Thomas Zurbuchen is the associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate. Lori Glaze is the director of the Planetary Science Division. Eric Lanson is the acting director of the Mars Exploration Program, and Michael Meyer is the chief Mars scientist at headquarters.

The Mars helicopter technology demonstration activity is supported by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate.

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter
Technology Demonstration

At NASA Headquarters, Dave Lavery is the program executive for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the helicopter technology demonstration for NASA. At JPL, MiMi Aung is the project manager and J. (Bob) Balaram is chief engineer.