Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 1

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and we are celebrating with trivia that highlights some of NASA’s Hispanic astronauts and their incredible accomplishments and contributions to human spaceflight! Test your knowledge below and check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

Who was the first Hispanic NASA astronaut?

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Franklin Chang-Diaz became the first Hispanic NASA astronaut when he was selected in 1980. Chang-Diaz is a veteran of seven spaceflights (STS-61C, STS-34, STS-46, STS-60, STS-75, STS-91, STS-111) and has logged over 1,600 hours in space. This includes 19 hours and 31 minutes spent spacewalking. In July, 2005, Chang-Diaz retired from NASA. Read about STS-60, one of Chang-Diaz's missions, that ushered in a new golden era in space collaboration here, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 1
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NASA astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz

Nice try! Franklin Chang-Diaz became the first Hispanic astronaut when he was selected by NASA in 1980. Chang-Diaz is a veteran of seven spaceflights (STS-61C, STS-34, STS-46, STS-60, STS-75, STS-91, STS-111) and has logged over 1,600 hours in space. This includes 19 hours and 31 minutes spent spacewalking. In July, 2005, Chang-Diaz retired from NASA. Read about STS-60, one of Chang-Diaz's missions, that ushered in a new golden era in space collaboration here, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!
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NASA astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz

You got it! Franklin Chang-Diaz became the first Hispanic astronaut when he was selected by NASA in 1980. Chang-Diaz is a veteran of seven spaceflights (STS-61C, STS-34, STS-46, STS-60, STS-75, STS-91, STS-111) and has logged over 1,600 hours in space. This includes 19 hours and 31 minutes spent spacewalking. In July, 2005, Chang-Diaz retired from NASA. Read about STS-60, one of Chang-Diaz's missions, that ushered in a new golden era in space collaboration here, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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