Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Thursday's show: An update on the COVID-19 situation in Montgomery County, a conversation with the new director of the Johnson Space Center, and poet Rita Dove talks about her latest collection.houstonpublicmedia.org
Johnson Space Center’s New Director Leads Where No Black Woman Has Led Before – Houston Public Media
Vanessa Wyche, a 30-year NASA veteran, directs an organization whose current missions include sending astronauts to the International Space Station and returning humans to the Moon.houstonpublicmedia.org
Women Making a Difference: NASA scientist teaches students careers in science
HOUSTON – Vanessa Wyche is using her exemplary career at NASA to teach Houston students that they too can have amazing careers in science and technology, no matter where they grew up. Wyche works as the director of exploration, innovation and science at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and has spent her entire life pursuing her love of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. "My brother got a chemistry set one Christmas, and so my brother and I did experiments in the backyard,” Wyche said. She currently assists in planning and creating technology for future space missions, including a prospective mission to Mars. She meets with elementary, middle and high school students to promote science and to discuss her work at NASA.