Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 3

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 is both the first U.S. born Hispanic astronaut and the first Hispanic astronaut to command a spaceflight?

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NASA astronaut Sidney Gutierrez is both the first U.S. born Hispanic astronaut to fly in space (STS-40, 1991) and the first Hispanic astronaut to command a spaceflight (STS-59, 1994). Gutierrez, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and selected by NASA in 1984, is a veteran of two spaceflights and has logged more than 488 hours in space! He retired from NASA and the U.S. Air Force shortly after returning from his second spaceflight. Click here for last week's Hispanic Heritage trivia question, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

Hispanic Heritage Trivia: Week 3
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NASA astronaut Sidney Gutierrez

Nice job! NASA astronaut Sidney Gutierrez is both the first U.S. born Hispanic astronaut to fly in space (STS-40, 1991) and the first Hispanic astronaut to command a spaceflight (STS-59, 1994). Gutierrez, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and selected by NASA in 1984, is a veteran of two spaceflights and has logged more than 488 hours in space! He retired from NASA and the U.S. Air Force shortly after returning from his second spaceflight. Click here for last week's Hispanic Heritage trivia question, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!
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NASA astronaut Sidney Gutierrez

Nice try! NASA astronaut Sidney Gutierrez is both the first U.S. born Hispanic astronaut to fly in space (STS-40, 1991) and the first Hispanic astronaut to command a spaceflight (STS-59, 1994). Gutierrez, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and selected by NASA in 1984, is a veteran of two spaceflights and has logged more than 488 hours in space! He retired from NASA and the U.S. Air Force shortly after returning from his second spaceflight. Click here for last week's Hispanic Heritage trivia question, and don't forget to check back next week for more fun spaceflight trivia!

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