Ellen Ochoa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Ellen Ochoa

former astronaut and current Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center

Date of Birth: 10-May-1958

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession: astronaut, engineer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Ellen Ochoa

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  • Ochoa (born May 10, 1958) is an Hispanic-American engineer, former astronaut and former Director of the Johnson Space Center.
  • In 1993 Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012.
  • She was the first Hispanic director and the second female director of Johnson Space Center.

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