Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa Facts for Kids

  • Name: Dr. Ellen Ochoa
  • Born: May 10th, 1958
  • Died: Alive today
  • Education: San Diego State University, Stanford University
  • Space Agency: NASA
  • Missions: STS-56, STS-66, STS-96 and STS-110

18 Ellen Ochoa Facts for Kids

  1. Ellen Ochoa was an American astronaut with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  2. Ellen Ochoa was 1 of 23 people selected to join NASA in the 1990 NASA Astronaut Group 13.
  3. Ellen Ochoa was born on Saturday, May 10th, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
  4. Ellen Ochoa was the daughter of Joseph Ochoa and Rosanne Ochoa.
  5. Ellen Ochoa graduated from San Diego State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics.
  6. Ellen Ochoa earned her a Master of Science degree in 1983.
  7. Ellen Ochoa earned her doctorate in 1985.
  8. Ellen Ochoa is married to her husband Coe Miles.
  9. Ellen Ochoa and Coe Miles have two children together, both are sons.
  10. Ellen Ochoa is best known for being the first Hispanic woman to go into outer space via the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  11. Ellen Ochoa was a part of four spaceflight missions, STS-56, STS-66, STS-96 and STS-110.
  12. The STS-56 mission was a Space Shuttle mission to perform special experiments via the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  13. The STS-66 mission was a Space Shuttle mission via the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
  14. The STS-96 mission was the first Space Shuttle mission to successful dock with the International Space Station via the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  15. The STS-110 mission was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station via the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
  16. Ellen Ochoa is currently the director of the Johnson Space Center for NASA.
  17. Ellen Ochoa was on the National Science Board as the Vice Chair between 2018 and 2020.
  18. Ellen Ochoa was added to the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2017.

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