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NASA Appoints New International Space Station Program Manager

Dana Weigel,

Program Manager, ISS,


NASA Appoints New International Space Station Program Manager

Dana Weigel has taken the International Space Station program manager position at Johnson Space Center, succeeding Joel Montalbano, effective April 7.

In her new role, Weigel will oversee the ISS’s overall management, development, integration and operations. A 20-year NASA, Weigel most recently served as deputy program manager for the scientific lab, a position she has held since 2021.

She was also manager of the Space Station Vehicle Office and deputy chief of the Flight Director Office. She began her career with Barrios Technology in 1994, NASA said.

NASA Johnson Center Director Vanessa Wyche said that Weigel is best suited to lead the ISS program as she possesses the experience as humankind explores low-Earth orbit to benefit society.

Weigel is not the only recently appointed executive at NASA for February. Earlier in the month, it tapped Joseph Pelfrey to be the director of its Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA collaborates with various contractors to ensure smooth operations on the ISS. In January, Northrop Grumman launched its 20th resupply mission, bringing supplies, equipment and science experiments.

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