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  • Dr. Eileen K. Stansbery is the Chief Scientist at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) as well as Chief of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division where she is responsible for directing a multi-disciplinary scientific organization of about 250 civil servants and contractors to support NASA's Planetary Science, Human Exploration, and Space Science Enterprises.   The organization’s primary functions include stewardship of all NASA-held extraterrestrial samples, astromaterial research, and conducting the agency Orbital Debris program. As JSC Chief Scientist, she provides scientific advice and assessments to Center and Agency leadership directed toward the development of world-class scientific research as well as human and robotic mission capabilities for exploration (primarily the Moon, Mars, and planetary small bodies).