Career of the Month: An Interview with NASA Astronaut Ellen Ochoaby: Megan Sullivan
edited by: The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

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If there's no career exciting enough for you here on Earth, then shoot for the stars... literally! This issue's Career of the Month column profiles NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to fly on a mission to space. Your students will be impressed with her outstanding credentials, and discover a career that's "out of this world" in the process.

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  • on Mon May 12, 2014 10:57 AM

This interview with a female astronaut is very interesting. She emphasizes teamwork as a scientist. She gives personal information that is very interesting. I liked one statement she made..." to get used to moving around and working in zero gravity (it takes both less physical effort and more mental concentration than one might think." She also discusses her job and her education.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:03 AM

How exciting to read about the first Hispanic woman to fly on a mission in space aboard a shuttle. Reading the interview reveals how she became an astronaut, what her job entails, and how to prepare for such a career. The article written in 2005 could not imagine that these careers would come to an end in 2011. However, she writes about the experience that stood out the most for her. It is a great piece for young Hispanic girls to read.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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