NASA JSC Internal Memo: Center Director Ellen Ochoa Is Retiring

Status Report From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018

From: Ochoa, Ellen (JSC-AA111)
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 2:39 PM
To: JSC-DL-JSC-Civil-Servants ; JSC-DL-JSC-Contractors ; JSC-DL-JLT ; JSC-Joe ; JSC-Mark ; JSC-Scott
Subject: Center Director Message

 To the JSC Community,

Earlier today at the All Hands, I let people know that I am going to retire from NASA at the end of May.  It’s a really tough decision to determine when to make that transition; for me, it comes down to my personal situation.  I reach 30 years at NASA, and my younger son turns 18, so this summer is a natural point for our family in which to move on to the next phase.  We’ll be moving to Boise, ID, and I intend to be involved with a number of activities that interest me (including getting back to playing flute, which I once considered for a career!).  Of course, I’ll continue – always -- to be a strong proponent of NASA and STEM activities in general.

We’re fortunate to have a team of excellent leaders here at JSC, so I know I’ll be leaving JSC in good hands.  You’ll hear more about JSC leadership plans from Robert Lightfoot later in the spring.  In the meantime, I have several months to go as Center Director, and you can count on me to continue to be fully committed to our mission and our people here.


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