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NASA Technical Standards Program

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Standards and specifications are an essential part of engineering activities. The NTSP provides NASA and on-site contractor engineers with the critical engineering and safety standards needed to perform their functions. START improves the effectiveness of managing standards-based programs and projects with an integrated standards management system.

The NTSP is sponsored by NASA’s Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE).


  • To promote technical excellence and further mission success by enhancing NASA’s technical capabilities through standardization.

  • To facilitate participation in development of voluntary consensus standards and their adaptation for use to meet NASA’s needs.

  • To manage development of NASA technical Standards, Specifications, and Handbooks to meet NASA’s unique needs.

  • To provide the NASA community with access to essential Standards, Specifications, and other documents, related application notes, and lessons learned; notifications when changes to these documents occur; and access to engineering tools from a single access point.

NASA Technical Standards Program


NASA-STD-5012A, “Strength And Life Assessment Requirements for Liquid-Fueled Space Propulsion Systems Engines”
NASA-STD-5012A, “Strength And Life Assessment Requirements for Liqui     ....  more

WSTF Evaluates Specification for New Spacecraft Propellant
A draft military performance specification for AF-M315E (Performance S     ....  more

ANSI weekly newsletter - What's New? - 2014-09-15
What’s New? is a weekly electronic newsletter produced and dist     ....  more

NASA-STD-5001B “Structural Design and Test Factors of Safety for Spaceflight Hardware”
NASA-STD-5001B has been approved by the NASA Chief Engineer and is acc     ....  more

NASA-HDBK-6024 "Spacecraft Polymers Atomic Oxygen Durability Handbook"
NASA-HDBK-6024 has been approved and published by the NASA Office of t     ....  more


Standards that are currently being developed or revised and Standards that have been published.