Center Directors

  • Ellen Ochoa, Center Director

    Dr. Ellen Ochoa

    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.

  • Johnson Space Center Directors

    Johnson Space Center Directors

    Eleven directors have served at Johnson Space Center since it was opened in 1962.


  • NASA - JSC Organizations

    NASA - JSC Organizations

    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.

  • Johnson Space Center

    Johnson Space Center Jobs

    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.

  • Astronauts

    NASA Astronaut Corps

    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.

  • JSC Federal Employees

    JSC Federal Employees

    An Investment in America's Future Setting the standard for "state of the art," the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is today's employer of choice. NASA Jobs This site contains information useful to new employees and potential employees.

  • JSC Contractors

    JSC Contractors

    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.

  • Just for Kids

    Just for Kids

    Especially for junior space cadets, here is a list of fun space-oriented Web sites.

Image Feature

    NASA People
    Image above: On July 2, 2003, hundreds of Johnson Space Center employees came together to honor America. These photos were taken by a NASA photographer from a helicopter. Credit: NASA

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Related NASA Sites

  • Education  →

    JSC's education and student programs offer internships, teacher workshops, classroom instructional materials and a speaker's bureau.

  • Researchers  →

    JSC leads a wide variety of research programs related to the United States' civilian program in Human Exploration and Development of Space.

  • Employee Activities Association  →

    The Starport Employee Activities Association (EAA) sponsors and hosts events for JSC employees, contractors, and their families.

  • Shop NASA  →

    T-shirts, mugs, patches and other NASA memorabilia are available at