Ellen Ochoa, deputy director since September 2007, began serving as the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston in January 2013. Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, is the first Hispanic director and the center's second female director.
Eleven directors have served at Johnson Space Center since it was opened in 1962.
Johnson Space Center's 15,000 civil servants and contractors work within a structure of directorates reporting to the center director. These organizations, listed alphabetically by mail code, are further subdivided into smaller functional groups such as divisions and branches.
The JSC civil service workforce consists of about 3,000 employees, the majority of whom are professional engineers and scientists. Of these, approximately 110 are astronauts. Contractor Jobs About 50 companies provide contractor personnel to JSC.
JSC is home to the NASA astronaut corps and is responsible for training space explorers from the United States and our space station partner nations.
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Many companies have contracts with NASA, providing products and services for the Johnson Space Center. This list is provided for individuals seeking employment with contractors.
Especially for junior space cadets, here is a list of fun space-oriented Web sites.
JSC's education and student programs offer internships, teacher workshops, classroom instructional materials and a speaker's bureau.
JSC leads a wide variety of research programs related to the United States' civilian program in Human Exploration and Development of Space.
The Starport Employee Activities Association (EAA) sponsors and hosts events for JSC employees, contractors, and their families.
T-shirts, mugs, patches and other NASA memorabilia are available at shopNASA.com.