Industry Training and Support

NASA-JSC Education Department

NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, strives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education while increasing interest and awareness in technical and administrative careers.  Johnson's Education Office also offers programs for students and educators, classroom materials, and numerous partnerships with other educational entities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  •        High School Aerospace Scholars
  •        Community College Aerospace Scholars
  •        Ag Aerospace Scholars
  •        Internships
  •        Teacher Professional Development

Texas Space Grant Consortium

The Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) is a group of 58 institutions which include universities, industrial organizations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies within Texas. Though education and research the Consortium enables Texans to be inspired by and participate in NASA's mission of better understanding and protecting our planet, our mission is to improve life on earth, extend life beyond our planet, and explore the universe.                                              

Houston Space Center

Houston Space Center, located near NASA-JSC, is home to an extensive science education program and a space museum. The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the past and future of America’s human space-flight program.


SpaceTEC is the National Science Foundation's National Resource Center that promotes and educates candidates for technical employment. Its certification programs offer performance-based examinations that result in industry-driven nationally recognized credentials that reflect the competencies employers demand. The certification program is offered through a nation-wide consortium of community and technical colleges, universities, business and industry organizations, and government agencies.


Houston Spaceport

As part of the Houston Airport System (HAS), the proposed Houston Spaceport will support spaceport operations for horizontally launched Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLVs) from Ellington Airport (EFD). The spaceport will be a focal point for aerospace innovation – a regional center for a cluster of aerospace entities acting as incubators for aerospace innovation and growth. Key aerospace engineering activities may include space vehicle assembly and component/composite development and fabrication. Proposed commercial activities could include zero-gravity scientific and medical experiments, microsatellites, astronaut training, and space tourist.