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Ellen Ochoa

NASA
Center Dir Johnson Space Center
Dr. Ochoa is the Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1993. She has flown in space four times, logging nearly 1,000 hours. Prior to her astronaut career, Dr. Ochoa was a research engineer and an inventor, with three patents for optical systems. She is honored to have three schools named for her, the Ellen Ochoa Middle School in Pasco, WA, the Ellen Ochoa Learning Center in Cudahy, CA, and the Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary in Grand Prairie, TX.