Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 2

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 woman astronaut to fly in space?

STS-66 Launch
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Ellen Ochoa was the first female Hispanic astronaut to fly in space. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1990, she is a veteran of four spaceflights (STS-56, STS-66, STS-96, and STS-110). Ochoa has logged almost 1,000 hours in space! Following her career as an astronaut, Ochoa became the 11th director at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She was JSC's first Hispanic director and only the second woman to serve in that position. Read more about Ellen Ochoa here, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 2
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Ellen Ochoa NASA portrait

Nice try! Ellen Ochoa was the first female Hispanic astronaut to fly in space. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1990, she is a veteran of four spaceflights (STS-56, STS-66, STS-96, and STS-110). Ochoa has logged almost 1,000 hours in space! Following her career as an astronaut, Ochoa became the 11th director at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She was JSC's first Hispanic director and only the second woman to serve in that position. Read more about Ellen Ochoa here, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!
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Ellen Ochoa NASA portrait

You got it! Ellen Ochoa was the first female Hispanic astronaut to fly in space. Selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1990, she is a veteran of four spaceflights (STS-56, STS-66, STS-96, and STS-110). Ochoa has logged almost 1,000 hours in space! Following her career as an astronaut, Ochoa became the 11th director at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She was JSC's first Hispanic director and only the second woman to serve in that position. Read more about Ellen Ochoa here, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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