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I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out. Ellen Ochoa#Education 87
Ellen Ochoa#Education 87
What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire - the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery. Ellen Ochoa#Astronaut 72
Ellen Ochoa#Astronaut 72
A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that. Ellen Ochoa#Teacher 71
Ellen Ochoa#Teacher 71
I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting. In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important. Ellen Ochoa#American 67
Ellen Ochoa#American 67
We are constantly emphasizing to people that they need to address anything that affects flight safety or mission success - many pathways to do that. We need to understand better what may be preventing people from using those pathways. Ellen Ochoa#Address 57
Ellen Ochoa#Address 57
We are involved in technology development for, you know, missions that we hope to plan that would take us to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. Ellen Ochoa#Asteroid 48
Ellen Ochoa#Asteroid 48
There was a lot of light and a lot of rumbling and vibration, especially the first minute or minute-and-a-half. And then after about two minutes, when the solid rocket boosters separated, the ride got a lot smoother. Ellen Ochoa#Especially 42
Ellen Ochoa#Especially 42
The review committee has left it to NASA to determine the scope of these alleged incidents. Ellen Ochoa#Alleged 41
Ellen Ochoa#Alleged 41
Usually, girls weren't encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college. Ellen Ochoa#Science 34
Ellen Ochoa#Science 34
I don't recall any interest in science in particular. It came later in college. Ellen Ochoa#Science 26
Ellen Ochoa#Science 26
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