Dr. Brian Odom
Chief Historian


NASA Chief Historian Dr. Brian Odom

NASA’s acting Chief Historian Dr. Brian C. Odom manages the preservation and analysis of the agency’s history from its beginning in 1958 to current programs such as Artemis, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the International Space Station. Prior to his current position, Dr. Odom served as the historian at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He is co-editor of NASA and the ‘Long’ Civil Rights Movement (University Press of Florida, 2019) which covered the relationship of the civil rights movement with the space program through the 1970s. He is currently co-editing another collection of essays entitled NASA and the American South covering the social, political, and economic impact of NASA on the southern United States.