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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Dr. Ellen Ochoa
Johnson Space Center

Dr. Ellen 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 Space Shuttle Discovery in 1993.  Ochoa has flown in space four times, logging nearly 1,000 hours.  Prior to her astronaut career, she was a research engineer and an inventor, with three patents for optical systems.  Ochoa is honored to have three schools named for her, the Ellen Ochoa Middle School in Pasco, Washington, Ellen Ochoa Learning Center in Cudahy, California, and Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary in Grand Prairie, Texas.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from San Diego State University, and a Master of Science Degree and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Participating Events

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:30 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Luncheon
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom
Featured Speaker:

Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Johnson Space Center


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