An individual may submit a FOIA request to NASA by mail,
fax, electronic mail, or in person to one of the thirteen
(13) NASA FOIA Requester
Service Center offices. Your request must be in writing.
No telephone requests will be accepted.
If you do not know the exact title of the document you are
seeking, you should provide a reasonable description of the
documents. The more information that you can provide about
the document, such as its author or date, the more expeditiously
your request will be processed. Your request will be logged
and a tracking number assigned to it. The tracking number
assigned is of great importance to you as a requester because,
in the event you would like to check the status of your request,
the number enables us to locate where in the process your
This NASA FOIA Homepage includes a link to each NASA FOIA
Requester Service Center 's Homepage, as well as a link to
the NASA FOIA Public Liaison
Officers. Those individual FOIA Homepages list additional
information concerning their center, including fax numbers,
contract numbers assigned to that center.
You should submit your request directly to the FOIA Requester
Service Center , at the NASA center, that authored the documents.
If you do not know which center to contact, then you may submit
a request to NASA Headquarters FOIA Requester Service Center
and they will attempt to identify the responsible center and
forward your request.
A link is also included to the NASA FOIA Regulations, "Availability
of Agency Records to Members of the Public" which
will provide you with more detailed information concerning
the processing of your FOIA request. You are also encouraged to view the NASA records retention schedule to assist you with your request.
Also each NASA FOIA Requester Service Center has and maintains
separate electronic libraries; and have records posted
that have been previously released.