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Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) policies are categorized as NASA Policy Directives, NASA Procedural Requirements, NASA Standards, and Handbooks  and Guidance. To see the current status of SMA policies, including policies just published, currently in review or scheduled for review, visit the Policy Status Updates page. Some policies may require logging in to a NASA resource. For policies not listed on this page, please consult the following databases:

NASA Policy Directives 

Policy Title
NPD 8720.1C NASA Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Program Policy See NPD 8720.1C
NPD 8730.5 NASA Quality Assurance Program Policy See NPD 8730.5
NPD 8730.1 Metrology and Calibration See NPD 8730.1
NPD 8610.7 Launch Services Risk Mitigation Policy for NASA-Owned and/or NASA-Sponsored Payloads/Missions See NPD 8610.7
NPD 8610.23 Launch Vehicle Technical Oversight Policy See NPD 8610.23
NPD 8610.24 Launch Services Program Pre-Launch Readiness Reviews See NPD 8610.24
NPD 8610.12 Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD) Space Transportation Services for NASA and NASA-Sponsored Payloads See NPD 8610.12
NPD 8010.3 Notification of Intent to Decommission or Terminate Operating Space Systems and Terminate Missions See NPD 8010.3
NPD 1800.2 NASA Occupational Health Program See NPD 1800.2
NPD 1001.0 NASA Strategic Plan See NPD 1001.0
NPD 1000.3 The NASA Organization See NPD 1000.3
NPD 1000.0 NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook See NPD 1000.0
NPD 8831.1 Maintenance of Institutional and Program Facilities and Related Equipment See NPD 8831.1
NPD 8730.2 NASA Parts Policy See NPD 8730.2
NPD 8720.1 NASA Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Program Policy See NPD 8720.1
NPD 8710.5 NASA Safety Policy for Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems See NPD 8710.5
NPD 8710.1 Emergency Preparedness Program See NPD 8710.1
NPD 8700.1 NASA Policy for Safety and Mission Success See NPD 8700.1
NPD 7120.4 Program/Project Management See NPD 7120.4
NPD 1280.1 NASA Management System Policy See NPD 1280.1

NASA Procedural Requirements

Policy Title
NPR 8715.2 NASA Emergency Management Program Procedural Requirements See NPR 8715.2
NPR 8000.4 Agency Risk Management Procedural Requirements See NPR 8000.4
NPR 7120.7 NASA Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program and Project Management Requirements See NPR 7120.7
NPR 8831.2 Facilities Maintenance Management See NPR 8831.2
NPR 8735.2 Management of Government Quality Assurance Functions for NASA Contracts See NPR 8735.2
NPR 8735.1 Procedures for Exchanging Parts, Materials, Software, and Safety Problem Data Utilizing the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) and NASA Advisories See NPR 8735.1
NPR 8715.7 Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program See NPR 8715.7
NPR 8715.6 NASA Procedural Requirements for Limiting Orbital Debris See NPR 8715.6
NPR 8715.5 Range Flight Safety Program See NPR 8715.5
NPR 8715.1 NASA Occupational Safety and Health Programs See NPR 8715.1
NPR 8705.6 Safety and Mission Assurance Audits, Reviews, and Assessments See NPR 8705.6
NPR 8621.1 NASA Procedural Requirement for Mishap and Close Call Reporting, Investigating, and Recordkeeping See NPR 8621.1
NPR 7900.3 Aircraft Operations Management Manual See NPR 7900.3
NPR 7150.2 NASA Software Engineering Requirements See NPR 7150.2
NPR 7120.5 NASA Program and Project Management Processes and Requirements See NPR 7120.5
NPR 1441.1 NASA Records Retention Schedules See NPR 1441.1
NPR 8715.3 NASA General Safety Program Requirements See NPR 8715.3
NPR 8705.5 Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Procedures for Safety and Mission Success for NASA Programs and Projects See NPR 8705.5
NPR 8705.2 Human Rating Requirements for Space Systems See NPR 8705.2
NPR 8705.4 Risk Classification for NASA Payloads See NPR 8705.4
NPR 7123.1 System Engineering Procedural Requirements See NPR 7123.1
NPR 7120.8 NASA Research and Tecnology Program and Project Management Requirements See NPR 7120.8

NASA Standards

Policy Title
NASA-STD-8739.9 Software Formal Inspections Standard See NASA-STD-8739.9
NASA-STD 8739.6 Implementation Requirements for NASA Workmanship Standards See NASA-STD 8739.6
NASA-STD 8739.5 Workmanship Standard for Fiber Optic Terminations, Cable Assemblies, and Installation See NASA-STD 8739.5
NASA-STD 8739.4 Workmanship Standard for Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses, and Wiring See NASA-STD 8739.4
NASA-STD 8739.1 Workmanship Standard for Polymeric Application on Electronic Assemblies See NASA-STD 8739.1
NASA-STD 8729.1 Planning, Developing and Managing an Effective Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Program See NASA-STD 8729.1
NASA-STD 8719.9 Lifting Standard See NASA-STD 8719.9
NASA-STD 8719.7-1 Facility System Safety Guidebook (Batch 1) See NASA-STD 8719.7-1
NASA-STD 8719.24 Annex NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Requirements Annex See NASA-STD 8719.24 Annex
NASA-STD 8719.24 NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Requirements See NASA-STD 8719.24
NASA-STD 8719.17 NASA Requirements for Ground-Based Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems (PV/S) See NASA-STD 8719.17
NASA-STD 8719.14 Process for Limiting Orbital Debris See NASA-STD 8719.14
NASA-STD 8719.13 NASA Software Safety Standard See NASA-STD 8719.13
NASA-STD 8719.12 Safety Standard for Explosives, Propellants, and Pyrotechnics See NASA-STD 8719.12
NASA-STD 8719.11 Safety Standard for Fire Protection See NASA-STD 8719.11
NASA-STD 8709.22 Safety & Mission Assurance Acronyms, Abbreviations, & Definitions See NASA-STD 8709.22
NASA-STD 8709.20 Management of Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Authority (SMA TA) Requirements See NASA-STD 8709.20
NASA-STD-6008 NASA Fastener Procurement, Receiving Inspection, and Storage Practices for Spaceflight Hardware See NASA-STD-6008
NASA-STD-3001 Vol 1 NASA Space Flight Human-System Standard Volume 1 See NASA-STD-3001 Vol 1
NASA-STD-8739.8 Software Assurance Standard See NASA-STD-8739.8
NASA-STD-8719.7-3 Facilities System Safety Guidebook (Batch 3) See NASA-STD-8719.7-3

NASA Handbooks and Other Guidance 

Policy Title
NASA-CR-2013-218111 Context-Based Software Risk Model (CSRM) Application Guide See NASA-CR-2013-218111
NASA-HDBK-8739.23 Complex Electronics Handbook for Assurance Professionals See NASA-HDBK-8739.23
NASA-HDBK 8739.21 Workmanship Manual for Electrostatic Discharge Control (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices) See NASA-HDBK 8739.21
NASA-HDBK 8739.19-4 NASA Measurement Quality Assurance Handbook - Annex 4: Estimation and Evaluation of Measurement Decision Risk See NASA-HDBK 8739.19-4
NASA-HDBK 8739.19-3 NASA Measurement Quality Assurance Handbook - Annex 3: Measurement Uncertainty Analysis Principles and Methods See NASA-HDBK 8739.19-3
NASA-HDBK 8739.19-2 NASA Measurement Quality Assurance Handbook - Annex 2: Measuring and Test Equipment Specifications See NASA-HDBK 8739.19-2
NASA-HDBK-8739.18 Procedural Handbook for NASA Program and Project Management of Problems, Nonconformances, and Anomalies See NASA-HDBK-8739.18
NASA-HDBK-8719.14 Handbook for Limiting Orbital Debris See NASA-HDBK-8719.14
NASA-HDBK-8709.24 NASA Safety Culture Handbook See NASA-HDBK-8709.24
NASA/SP-2014-612 NASA System Safety Handbook Volume 2: System Safety Concepts, Guidelines, and Implementation Examples See NASA/SP-2014-612
NASA/SP-2011-3422 NASA Risk Management Handbook See NASA/SP-2011-3422
NASA/SP-2009-569 Bayesian Inference for NASA Probabilistic Risk and Reliability Analysis See NASA/SP-2009-569
NASA-GB-8719.13 NASA Software Safety Guidebook See NASA-GB-8719.13
NASA-GB-A301 Software Quality Assurance Audits Guidebook See NASA-GB-A301
NASA-GB-A201 Software Assurance Guidebook See NASA-GB-A201
NASA/SP-2010-576 NASA Risk-Informed Decision Making Handbook See NASA/SP-2010-576
NASA/SP-2011-3423 NASA Accident Precursor Analysis Handbook See NASA/SP-2011-3423
NASA/SP-2010-580 NASA System Safety Handbook Volume 1: System Safety Framework and Concepts for Implementation See NASA/SP-2010-580
NASA/SP-2011-3421 Probabilistic Risk Assessment Procedures Guide for NASA Managers and Practitioners See NASA/SP-2011-3421
Meteoroid/Debris Shielding Meteoroid/Debris Shielding See Meteoroid/Debris Shielding
NASA-STD-3001 Vol 2 NASA Space Flight Human System Standard Volume 2: Human Factors, Habitability, and Environmental Health See NASA-STD-3001 Vol 2