Ellen Ochoa Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Ellen Ochoa

Last Updated: 10 Oct, 2023 | Views: 2573

Age: 66

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Space Center

Famous For: American astronaut and Engineer

Higher Education: Graduation, Master of Science degree and a Doctorate

Ellen Ochoa Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
10 May, 1958 (66 Years 15 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Los Angeles

Birth Sign


Ellen Ochoa Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Ellen Ochoa, a former astronaut, was born May 10, 1958. Additionally, she is an engineer and former director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in space during her nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1993. Following the retirement of Michael Coats on December 31, 2012, Ochoa became the center's director. She made history as the first Hispanic and only female director of Johnson Space Center.Lets take a review about her career and awards she received.


In 1988: Ochoa joined NASA's Ames Research Center as a research engineer.

In July 1991: NASA selected Ochoa to become an astronaut.

Ellen Ochoa’s nine-day mission aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1993 made her the first Hispanic woman in space.

Ellen Ochoaserved as deputy director during her tenure at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

From 2013 to 2018: Ellen Ochoa served as NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center director.  

In 2020:Ellen Ochoa was appointed vice chair of the National Science Board. 

Awards and Achievements:

Distinguished Service Medal

Presidential Distinguished Rank Award and many more

Unknown Facts:

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 
Ellen Ochoa is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Ellen Ochoa Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 165 cm
In Meters 1.65 m
In Feet & Inches 5'4"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 58 kg
In Pounds 127 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Ellen Ochoa Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Joseph Ochoa

Mother's Name
Rosanne Ochoa

Coe Fulmer Miles

Wilson Miles Ochoa

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