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First Female Director of Marshall Space Flight Center Named

Jody Singer is busting through the glass ceiling and straight on into space. Jody was recently named as the first female director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, according to

Jody has been acting as deputy director since February 2016 and acting as interim director since July 2018. She will oversee almost 6,000 employees and a yearly budget of $2.8 million, according to the Redstone Rocket.

This is the highlight for a career dedicated to NASA. In 1985, Jody began working as a NASA professional engineering intern. From there, she moved up through other roles, eventually becoming the manager of the flight program.

“For me, it’s always been about the people. It’s an honor to lead Marshall Space Flight Center as we push the boundaries of human space exploration and shape America’s return to the moon,” Jody told the Redstone Rocket.

Jody is a native of Hartselle and earned an engineering degree from the University of Alabama in 1983. Jody and her husband live in Huntsville with their two children, according to her NASA biography.

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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