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After working at NASA for 30 years, Vanessa Wyche has been selected as the Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, making her second-in-command and the first African American to hold this position.
“I am incredibly humbled to take on this role at JSC, and also excited to assist Mark [Geyer, Director] with leading the home of human spaceflight,” Wyche said via an official 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.”
Wyche began her career at NASA in 1989 as an engineer, having previously worked for Washington, DC’s Food and Drug Administration. She received both her Bachelor’s in Engineering and Master’s in Bioengineering from Clemson University.