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Craig Tupper, Resources Management Division Director

Craig Tupper, Director of the Resources Management Division

Craig Tupper is the Director of the Resources Management Division, responsible for formulation, justification, and execution of NASA’s approximately $5 billion annual Science budget.

Mr. Tupper received a B.S. (Psychology) from the Honors College of Michigan State University in 1980, and a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1987. He joined NASA Headquarters in 1987 as a Presidential Management Intern. He served for one year as a program analyst in the Headquarters Space Shuttle office, and four months at the Goddard Space Flight Center, before transferring to what is now the Science Mission Directorate. In 2004, he completed a one-year assignment as budget director for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, but his passion for NASA’s science programs brought him back to SMD. He was selected as the Director of RMD in January 2010.

Mr. Tupper resides in Cheverly, Maryland with his wife and two children. Among his many interests are those he has picked up from work. He is an avid amateur astronomer, and received an International Astronomical Union observatory code while dabbling in asteroid astrometry. Closer to home, he is involved in various conservation and environmental activities.