NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) awarded Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and partners (Morgan State University, I.M. Systems Group, Johns Hopkins University, Ball Aerospace & Technologies, and The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies) a five-year Cooperative Agreement for Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) in May 2011. GESTAR conducts research collaboratively, mainly within GSFC's Earth Sciences Division, but also with Solar Systems Exploration Division, Office of Education, and Office of Public Affairs. Scientists and staff at GESTAR, in collaboration with NASA and other investigators, conceive and develop new space-based missions; provide mission requirements; conduct research that explains the behavior of Earth and other planetary systems; and create engagement media that tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery on Earth and beyond. In May 2016, NASA extended GESTAR for another five years (2016-2021) to the team of Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Morgan State University (MSU), I.M. Systems Group (IMSG), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and Global Science and Technology (GST).
Dr. J. Scott Miller is an alumnus of the National Research Council Research Associates Program, and conducted his postdoctoral research with the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate in the Space Chemistry branch. Dr. Miller is also the Program Director for the USRA Science and Technology Institute (STI), working closely with the MSFC Science and Technology Office. He succeeds Dr. Bill Corso, GESTAR Program Director, 2011-2018.
Scott Miller, Interim Director
Phone:256-527-8443 (Huntsville Office)
Russell Berard, Business Manager
Phone:410-740-6233 (USRA Office)