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JSC Center Director Ellen Ochoa Is Retiring

By Keith Cowing
January 19, 2018
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JSC Center Director Ellen Ochoa Is Retiring

NASA JSC Internal Memo: Center Director Ellen Ochoa Is Retiring
“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 …”
JSC Center Director Ellen Ochoa Picks Up Yet Another External Job, earlier post
“Keith’s note: That’s four companies/organizations for whom Ellen Ochoa serves on the board of directors while also serving as Center Director for NASA Johnson Space Center. If she has the time to do all of this external stuff perhaps she is not spending enough time on her day job. Why is it that the vast majority of NASA employees are not allowed to moonlight like this – but Ochoa is allowed to do so? Just sayin’.”

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