Ellen Ochoa 

Ellen Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go into space on April 8,1993.  She was aboard the Discovery shuttle for a total of nine days while conducting important research into the Earth’s ozone layer. Since that historic moment, Ochoa has gone on three other space flights, logging 1,000 hours in space. As if her pioneering mission wasn’t enough, in 2013 Ochoa became the first Hispanic director, and second female director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. #wecelebrate #hispanicheritagemonth