Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

by Heather E. Schwartz

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Overview

When Ellen Ochoa was young, male American astronauts walked on the moon. But girls were not allowed to be astronauts. Girls didn't often study science either—but Ochoa didn't let that stop her. In high school, Ochoa loved math and science. In college, she studied physics and engineering, and later she became a scientist and inventor. Eventually NASA began accepting women into their astronaut training program. While there, Ochoa developed technology, became the first female Hispanic American astronaut, and logged 1,000 hours in outer space. Learn about Ochoa's hard work and perseverance on her journey toward becoming a scientist, inventor, and astronaut.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512434491
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: STEM Trailblazer Bios Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie "Annie" and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction children's titles, published by Lerner Publishing Group, Capstone Press, Teacher Created Materials, Lucent Books, and Tangerine Press, a Scholastic imprint. She has written articles for National Geographic Kids and Discovery Girls. In addition, she developed the content for KidsGetArthritisToo.org, the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Other credits in the children's market include articles for Teen, Girls' Life, and All About You magazines. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is a former editor at Bridal Guide magazine, co-author of Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown (Warner, 2004), and contributor to The Takeout Cookbook (Knock Knock 2007).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Exploring Her Interests 4

Chapter 2 Finding Focus 8

Chapter 3 Launching Her Career 12

Chapter 4 Aiming High 16

Chapter 5 Milestone Moments 22

Timeline 29

Source Notes 30

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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