A Hoosier has been chosen as the next director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Mark Geyer was born in Indianapolis and received his bachelors and masters degrees in aeronautics at Purdue University.
Geyer has spent nearly 30 years with NASA. His most recent role is with the human explorations and operations missions where he provided direction for all NASA missions involving humans.
In a statement from NASA, Geyer said it’s an honor to lead the center.
“The Johnson Space Center has unique capabilities that are critical to NASA’s ability to execute our mission to take humans farther into the solar system,” said Geyer.
He’ll take up the position next week after the retirement of the current director.