Ellen Ochoa Essay

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I am going to talk about a woman who made a great impact to the ones who did not believe in her from the beginning of her dreams. She made woman see different from the people who is chauvinist. Her name is Ellen Ochoa. She was born in 1958 in Los Angeles California. She considers her hometown La Mesa California. Ellen Ochoa is a veteran astronaut and she is the eleventh director of the Jonson Space Center. She is the first Hispanic director and it’s the second female director of the Johnson Space Center. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on the space shuttle back in 1993. Ochoa has gone to space four times. She was selected by NASA in 1990. Although in her career in NASA, she was a research engineer and…show more content…
Ellen is now training for the second of many Shuttle missions that will assemble the International Space Station. She says that she has a really complex job but there are many reasons. One of them is that each flight will involve space walks and moving the robotic arm around. That makes it very challenging for the astronauts. Secondly, there 's no way to do end-to-end tests of the equipment on the ground because you 're launching it in stages. So everyone, the astronauts onboard and the people on the ground, have to be prepared for surprises along the way.

She can’t imagine not wanting to go into space. But she never considers being an astronaut as an option because when she was growing up there were no female astronauts. It wasn’t until the first six female astronauts that were selected in 1978. She says that float in zero gravity is the most fun part of the mission. There is nothing compared to Earth because for her is freedom of movement. In conclusion, Ellen Ochoa was a very successful person. She followed her dreams, and made history in the NASA. For the Hispanic pride I think that they are proud of the race because now we have an important people that are Hispanic. Ochoa loved her job and she is willing to continue her career as an astronaut. For me, she is a role model because it shows me that Hispanic People can make

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