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Meet The New Deputy Director At NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Vanessa Wyche

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Vanessa Wyche, deputy director atNASA’s Johnson Space Center. In August 2018, she made history when she was appointed the first African American deputy director of the Johnson Space Center.

Wyche talks about becoming an engineer, her passion for science, growing up in South Carolina, mentoring minorities, and her new position.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.