UCL Astrophysics Group


Former Astrophysics PhD Student named NASA Goddard Center Director

13 April 2023

Dr. Makenzie Lystrup has been named director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, she will make history as the first female center director at Goddard. She was supervised by Emeritus Professor Steven Miller at UCL.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, left, swears in Dr. Makenzie Lystrup as director of Goddard Space Flight Center, as NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy looks on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.

Many congratulations to Makenzie and former PhD supervior Prof. Steven Miller.

More information can be found here: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-names-new-goddard-center-director

Image credit: NASA/Keegan Barber