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Ellen Ochoa

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10, 1958
Los Angeles, CA
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10, 1958 (age 63)
Los Angeles, CA


Former astronaut credited with being the first Hispanic woman in space. She later held the position of Director of the Johnson Space Center.

Before Fame

She earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1985.


She flew on four space missions and became director of the Johnson Space Center in 2013.

Family Life

She married and had a son with Coe Fulmer Miles.

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She walked in the footsteps of Sally Ride and became one of the first female astronauts in history.