NASA’s Johnson Center Has Appointed Their First Black Deputy Director
Black women are still out here achieving firsts and making history. NASA’s Johnson Space Center has appointed their first African-American deputy director, according the to The Houston Chronicle. Vanessa Wyche, who has been working at NASA for almost 30 years, will now help director Mark Geyer to run NASA’s largest facility in Houston, TX where human space flight research and training occur.
“I am incredibly humbled to take on this role at JSC, and also excited to assist Mark with leading the home of human spaceflight,” Wyche said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the talented employees at JSC as we work toward our mission of taking humans farther into the solar system.”
During her time with NASA, Wyche has also held positions as a project engineer for space life sciences, acting director of Human Exploration Development Support, assistant center director and director of the center’s Exploration Integration and Science Directorate.
“Vanessa has a deep background at JSC with significant program experience in almost all of the human spaceflight programs that have been hosted here,” Geyer said in a statement. “She is respected at NASA, has built agency-wide relationships throughout her nearly three-decade career and will serve JSC well as we continue to lead human space exploration in Houston.”