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Ellen Ochoa - Quotes

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What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery. ---->>>

I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting. In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important. ---->>>

I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.

I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.

Usually, girls weren't encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.

Usually, girls weren't encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college.

I think of it as a good opportunity to let, in particular, school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it's not just for a select group of people. ---->>>

Being an astronaut is a wonderful career. I feel very privileged. But what I really hope for young people is that they find a career they're passionate about, something that's challenging and worthwhile. ---->>>

A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that.

A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that.

I realized how important it was to know something about aviation, and it was something I was interested in, so I followed my brother's footsteps and obtained my pilot's license. ---->>>

We are constantly emphasizing to people that they need to address anything that affects flight safety or mission success - many pathways to do that. We need to understand better what may be preventing people from using those pathways. ---->>>

I don't know of any issues associated with alcohol before flight. ---->>>

It's fun to work the robotic arm in part because it's really a team effort. ---->>>

The review committee has left it to NASA to determine the scope of these alleged incidents. ---->>>

I don't recall any interest in science in particular. It came later in college. ---->>>

I'll tell you, being involved in human space flight, it is an emotional endeavor. I think it brings in the highest highs and the lowest lows. ---->>>

We are involved in technology development for, you know, missions that we hope to plan that would take us to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. ---->>>

There was a lot of light and a lot of rumbling and vibration, especially the first minute or minute-and-a-half. And then after about two minutes, when the solid rocket boosters separated, the ride got a lot smoother. ---->>>

That's what we want to do here at Johnson Space Center. I think what we have always brought to NASA and brought to the country is trying to push the boundaries, trying to go to the next level. ---->>>

Astronauts are very professional and when they're preparing for launch, they prepare for it as the most serious endeavor of our lives. ---->>>

Well, with so many space shuttle missions that we've done, I think it's just sort of natural that each one hasn't necessarily gotten the attention that the early ones did. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-10, 1958
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Occupation: Astronaut
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Ellen Ochoa (born May 10, 1958) is an American engineer, former astronaut, and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993 Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery (wikipedia)