Astronaut named space center deputy chief

Sep 18, 2007

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has appointed veteran astronaut Ellen Ochoa deputy director of the Johnson Space Center in Texas.

Ochoa is a four-time space flier who has served as director of flight crew operations at the Houston center. She will succeed Bob Cabana, who was named director of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

"Ellen has proven her exceptional capabilities many times in space, as well as in her many roles on the ground including most recently her superb management of flight crew operations," said Johnson Director Mike Coats. "We are extremely fortunate to bring her outstanding reputation throughout the agency and her wealth of experience to this new task."

Ochoa will assume duties as deputy director after the next space shuttle mission, STS-120.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment (Update)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Image: Groovy rings of Saturn

Mar 17, 2015

From afar, Saturn's rings look like a solid, homogenous disk of material. But upon closer examination from Cassini, we see that there are varied structures in the rings at almost every scale imaginable.

Recommended for you

Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment (Update)

16 hours ago

Europe resumed deployment of its beleaguered Galileo satnav programme on Friday, launching a pair of satellites seven months after a rocket malfunction sent two multi-million euro orbiters awry.

More evidence for groundwater on Mars

21 hours ago

Monica Pondrelli and colleagues investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area, Mars, to understand their formation and potential habitability. On the plateau, ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.