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Ellen Ochoa Innovative Lives Presentation, 1996/09/24

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewee:
Ochoa, Ellen Dr. 1958-
Subject:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Physical description:
0.75 cu. ft.: 3 boxes
Culture:
Latinas
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Lectures
Date:
1996
1996/09/24
1990-2000
1980-2000
1950-2000
20th century
Notes:
Dr. Ochoa was born in Los Angeles, Calif. B.S. in physics, San Diego State, 1975; master's and doctorate in electrical engineering, Stanford University, 1981 and 1985. Dr. Ochoa holds three patents in the field of optical processing and has worked as a research scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since 1988. In 1990 she became the first Hispanic woman astronaut selected by NASA. In April 1993, Ochoa flew as a mission specialist on the space shuttle Discovery.
Summary:
Original master and reference videos documenting children's program by Dr. Ellen Ochoa. Dr. Ellen Ochoa discusses her role as an inventor, scientist, and astronaut at NASA.
Cite as:
Ellen Ochoa Innovative Lives Presentation, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Astronauts
Inventions
Space flight
Hispanic Americans
Electric engineering
Astronautics
Space shuttles
Inventors
Women inventors
Local number:
1997.3162 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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