Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

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She was born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California. Ellen graduated from Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California, in 1975. In 1980, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from San Diego State University. After graduating, she attended Stanford University, where she received a Master of Science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering. In 1990, she was selected by NASA and became the world 's first Hispanic female astronaut. Ochoa is a veteran of four different space flights that logged over 950 hours. During her time in space she was a mission specialist and flight engineer.
In July 1991, Astronaut Ellen Ochoa made history when she becoming the world 's first Hispanic female astronaut in space. Dr. Ochoa

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