Ellen Ochoa Innovative Lives Presentation, 1996/09/24
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Ochoa, Ellen Dr. 1958-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
0.75 cu. ft.: 3 boxes
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.
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.
Ellen Ochoa Innovative Lives Presentation, 1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History