Steven Clarke

Deputy Associate Administrator

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Mr. Steven Clarke is the deputy associate administrator for ARMD at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. He is responsible for leading long-term strategic, portfolio, and budget planning and analysis for ARMD to guide long-term portfolio requirements and program balance to meet national needs.  

He oversees mission directorate operations and organizational development, as well as supervises the Portfolio Analysis and Management Office. He authoritatively represents ARMD on behalf of the associate administrator as needed, at agency governance councils, inter-agency councils, and with external stakeholders.

Previously, as the deputy associate administrator for exploration in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Clarke served as the agency’s interface between the NASA mission directorates, the scientific community, and other external stakeholders in developing and implementing Space Policy Directive-1 using an integrated approach to achieve science and human exploration objectives for the Moon and Mars.

Clarke returned to NASA after serving as a senior policy analyst with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President, where he was responsible for leading a number of important initiatives, including space weather. He led the cross-government Space Weather Operations, Research and Mitigation subcommittee as the OSTP co-chair. 


Hub Stage

15 November 2021 | 12:50 - 13:20 | Panel: Are we ready to integrate drones to our airspace?

The recent Dubai Drone laws open a world of opportunities for UAV manufactures, UTM providers and end users. This session will assess if regulators are ready to welcome the drone decade, and what supporting infrastructure is required to create a seamless sky.

Aerospace 2050

17 November 2021 | 13:30 - 14:00 | Panel: Adapting to key industry challenges to create a drone roadmap

An explorative session that will answer some of the most pressuring challenges facing the industry.  What are the social benefits and challenges within UAM? How can we overcome roadblock and be ready for an even more complex airspace. How to standardize the industry and promote collaboration.

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