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Hispanic and Latino Heritage Lessons

NASA photos

This page is a resource to help educators highlight Hispanic and Latino aerospace/STEM achievements. There are many resources available for educators on this topic.

Pictured: Franklin R. Chang-Diaz (below)  became NASA's first Hispanic American astronaut in 1980.  He performs a spacewalk (above left) during the 2002 STS-111 mission to the International Space Station. Chang-Diaz logged more than 1,500 hours in space on seven missions. He also spent 19 hours in spacewalks. (Above right) Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic American woman in space. She logged almost 1,000 hours in space during four space missions. She went on to become the 11th director of Johnson Space Center (and its first Hispanic director and the second woman to have the position).

Visit the resources in the right column on this page for cross-curricular lessons highlighting Hispanic and Latino Heritage.

Portrait of Astronaut Franklin R. Chiang Diaz

NASA photo


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