Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1958 – She was born on the 10th day of May this year in Los Angeles, California.
1975 – She graduated from Gross Mont High School, in 1975 as valedictorian.
1933 – She became the first Hispanic in space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in this year.
1981 – She got her doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
1990 – She was selected by NASA in January of this year.
1991 – She became an astronaut this year. Her technical assignments in the Astronaut Office include serving as the crew representative for flight software, computer hardware, and robotics.
2006 – Dr. Ochoa attended the naming ceremony for a school named after her. Ellen Ochoa Learning Center is a Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade school in Cudahy, California, United States, which is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.