Last Updated: 01 Nov, 2022 | Views: 580
Other Profession(s): Space Center
Higher Education: Graduation, Master of Science degree and a Doctorate
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About Ellen Ochoa
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
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).
As a San Diego State University student, she discovered she loved physics, math, and engineering; ultimately, she decided to major in physics.