Gonna write about one of my favorite things today: Space Ladies!! Born on May 10, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, Ellen Ochoa received her master of science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University. She was selected by NASA in 1990 and in 1991 became the world's first Hispanic female astronaut. A mission specialist and flight engineer, Ochoa is a veteran of four space flights, logging more than 950 hours in space. She is the first Hispanic Director of the Johnson Space Center (an awesome place) and the 2nd female Director.
She has been awarded the highest NASA honor, the Distinguished Service Medal and the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award. There are five schools named after her around the country! This year she will be inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Read More about her here: https://www.nasa.gov/…/jo…/about/people/orgs/bios/ochoa.html
More Here: Johnson Space Center