Johnson Space Center was established in 1961 as the Manned Spacecraft Center.
The Lyndon B. Johnson space center located in Houston, Texas, is where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control takes place.
It is home to the nation’s astronaut corps, the International Space Station mission operations, the Orion Program, and a host of future space developments.
It has been operating for more than half a century.
It was named in honor of former president of the U.S. and Texas native Lyndon B. Johnson.
Training takes place for the U.S. and it's international partners.
The center is well known for its flight control function, commonly known as "Mission Control". It was used for the following flights: Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo–Soyuz, and Space Shuttle program.
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, is the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center.
Mark S. Geyer is the deputy director of Johnson Space Center and a former manager of the Orion program.
Melanie W. Saunders is associate director of Johnson Space Center.