NASA Announces New Director Of Johnson Space Center | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-01.14.19

Airborne Unmanned-01.15.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.16.19

AMA Drone Report-01.17.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.18.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-01.14.19

Airborne Unmanned-01.15.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.16.19

AMA Drone Report-01.17.19

Airborne Unlimited-01.18.19

Thu, May 17, 2018

NASA Announces New Director Of Johnson Space Center

Mark Geyer Named To The Post Effective May 25

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday the selection of Mark Geyer as the next director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He’ll assume the director’s position on May 25, when current Center Director and former astronaut Ellen Ochoa retires after 30 years at the agency.

As Johnson’s center director, he’ll lead one of NASA’s largest installations, which has about 10,000 civil service and contractor employees - including those at White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico - and oversee a broad range of human spaceflight activities.

“Mark brings with him almost three decades of distinguished NASA leadership experience at the program, center and headquarters levels – he’s managed and he’s worked his way through the ranks and knows what it’s going to take to get our astronauts back to the Moon and on to Mars. Johnson has been NASA’s home base for astronauts and mission control throughout our history, and Mark is eminently qualified to carry on this historic legacy,” said Bridenstine. “I also want to thank Ellen for her years of service to America and this agency. Her legacy and contributions to this center and to NASA are timeless. She will be missed.”

Geyer currently is serving as the acting deputy associate administrator for Technical for the Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. In this position, which he assumed Oct. 1, 2017, he’s responsible for assisting the associate administrator in providing strategic direction for all aspects of NASA’s human spaceflight exploration mission. Before that, Geyer served as deputy center director at Johnson until September 2017.

“It’s an honor to be appointed to lead the men and women of this proud center,” Geyer said. “The Johnson Space Center has unique capabilities that are critical to NASA’s ability to execute our mission to take humans farther into the solar system, and I look forward to working with each and every one of you on the ambitious tasks ahead.”

Born in Indianapolis, Geyer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics Engineering as well as his Master of Science degree in Aeronautics from Purdue University in Indiana. Geyer is the recipient of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Executive Rank Award and the Distinguished Executive Rank Award.

(Image provided with NASA news release)

FMI: go.nasa.gov/2rwRxc9

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ul>[...]

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ul>[...]

Gulfstream G280 Sets City-Pair Record On Renewable Fuel

Company Reaffirms Commitment To The Environment Before Industry Sustainability Event Gulfstream recently reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by using sustainable alternativ>[...]

Aero Club Of Atlanta Cancels January Event

Speaker From The FAA Unable To Attend Due To Partial Government Shutdown Due to problems that have resulted from the current government shut down, the Atlanta Aero Club will, unfor>[...]

Small Unmanned Aerial System Used During Barricade Incident In Los Angeles

Used The Aircraft To Locate A Suspect Hiding In A Second Floor Apartment The Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) utilized>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC