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Ellen Ochoa
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Judy L. Hasday
  • From the Series: The Great Hispanic Heritage
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791088421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8842-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 629
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112

Summary

Ellen Ochoa follows the life of the first Hispanic female astronaut who traveled in space. After becoming an astronaut in July 1991, Ochoa became a mission specialist and flight engineer for NASA. She has since logged more than 900 hours in space and has helped open the door for Hispanic women in the field of science. In 2002, she was appointed deputy director of flight crew operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where she manages and directs the astronaut office and aircraft operations. This engaging and visually appealing new biography highlights Ochoa's heritage and achievements.

Specifications

Full-color photographs. Feature boxes. Footnotes. Chronology and timeline. Sidebars. Bibliography. Web sites. Further reading. Notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Judy L. Hasday, a native of Pennsylvania, received her B.A. in communications and her M.Ed. in instructional technologies from Temple University. Ms. Hasday has written many books for young adults, including New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age award winners James Earl Jones and The Holocaust, and Extraordinary Women Athletes, a National Social Studies Council "2001 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People."

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