Ellen Ochoa Ellen Ochoa - MywallpapersMobi

Ellen Ochoa Ellen Ochoa

  • phx-track- >
  • Subscribe to Newsletter
  • About

Ellen Ochoa

Quick Facts

Name
Ellen Ochoa
Occupation
Engineer , Astronaut
Birth Date
May 10 , 1958 (age 60)
Education
Grossmont High School , San Diego State University , Stanford University
Place of Birth
Los Angeles , California
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
  • Cite This Page

IN THESE GROUPS

  • Famous People in Space Exploration
  • Famous People Born in 1958
  • Famous NASA Figures
  • Famous People Born on May 10
  • Famous Taureans
  • Famous Grossmont High School Alumni
  • Hispanic Explorers
  • Famous San Diego State University Alumni
  • Famous Stanford University Alumni
  • Famous Engineers
  • Women’s History Month
  • Famous People in Classical Music
  • Famous People Born in California
  • Famous People Named Ochoa
  • Famous People Born in Los Angeles
  • Famous Astronauts
  • Famous People Born in United States
  • Famous People Named Ellen

Ellen Ochoa Biography

Engineer, Astronaut (1958–)
Selected by NASA in 1990, Ellen Ochoa became the world’s first Hispanic female astronaut in 1991.

Synopsis

Born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, Ellen Ochoa received her master of science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University. She was selected by NASA in 1990 and in 1991 became the world's first Hispanic female astronaut. A mission specialist and flight engineer, Ochoa is a veteran of four space flights, logging more than 950 hours in space. She lives in Texas with her family.

Education

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa was born on May 10, 1958, in Los Angeles, California. Selected by NASA in 1990, Ochoa became the world's first Hispanic female astronaut in 1991. She graduated from Grossmont High School in La Mesa, California, in 1975, and received a bachelor of science degree in physics from San Diego State University in 1980. She then went on to attend Stanford University, where she received a master of science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering.

ADVERTISEMENT
Thanks for watching!

NASA

A mission specialist and flight engineer, Ochoa is a veteran of four space flights, logging more than 950 hours in space. Her technical assignments have included flight software and computer hardware development and robotics development, testing and training. She has served as Assistant for Space Station to the Chief of the Astronaut Office, lead spacecraft communicator in Mission Control and Acting Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office. She currently serves as Director of Flight Crew Operations at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

ADVERTISEMENT
Thanks for watching!

ADVERTISEMENT
Thanks for watching!

Ochoa's numerous awards include NASA's Exceptional Service Medal (1997), Outstanding Leadership Medal (1995) and Space Flight Medals (2002, 1999, 1994, 1993). Besides being an astronaut, researcher, and engineer, Ochoa is a classical flutist. She lives in Texas with her husband, Coe Fulmer Miles, and their two children.

Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us !

Citation Information

Article Title

Ellen Ochoa Biography

Author

Biography.com Editors

Website Name

The Biography.com website

URL

https://www.biography.com/people/ellen-ochoa-10413023

Access Date

date:’MMMM d, yyyy’

Publisher

A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

February 27, 2018

Original Published Date

April 2, 2014

BIO NEWSLETTER

Sign up to receive updates from BIO and A+E Networks.

MORE STORIES FROM BIO

Mae-Jemison-9542378-1-402
Biography

Mae C. Jemison

Mae C. Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut. In 1992, she flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African-American woman in space.

  • Doctor, Astronaut
    (1956–)
Sally-Ride-9458284-1-402
Biography

Sally Ride

In 1983, astronaut and astrophysicist Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger. Ride died on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

  • Educator, Physicist, Astronaut
    (1951–2012)
Ellen-Wilson-36923-1-402
Biography

Ellen Wilson

While her husband Woodrow was president, First Lady Ellen Wilson advocated improved housing conditions for D.C.’s black population.

  • U.S. First Lady
    (1860–1914)
Eileen-Collins-9542232-1-402
Biography

Eileen Collins

When the space shuttle Columbia blasted off on July 23, 1999, pilot Eileen Collins became NASA’s first female shuttle commander.

  • Astronaut
    (1956–)
Ellen-Johnson-Sirleaf-201269-1-402
Biography

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the world’s first elected black female president and Africa’s first elected female head of state.

  • President (non-U.S.)
    (1938–)
Ellen-DeGeneres-9542420-1-402
Biography

Ellen DeGeneres

Actress Portia de Rossi dropped by “Ellen” to deliver a surprise 60th birthday gift to her wife: Announcement of the launch of the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

  • Comedian, Talk Show Host, Animal Rights Activist
    (1958–)
Barbara-Morgan-WC-241439-1-402
Biography

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan was the first teacher-astronaut to complete a shuttle mission on board the Endeavor in 2007.

  • Educator, Astronaut
    (1951–)
Ellen-Richards-9457351-1-402
Biography

Ellen Richards

Chemist, sanitation engineer, and home economist Ellen Richards opened scientific education and professions to women when she started teaching at MIT in 1884.

  • (1842–1911)