These Inspiring Ellen Ochoa Quotes Are Truly Out of This World

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They're out of this world.

Orbit Through Your Day Smoothly When You Read 20 Ellen Ochoa Quotes

Ellen Ochoa has a lot of accomplishments to brag about.

She was the first Hispanic-American woman to go to space on the Space Shuttle Discovery. She broke barriers in her field and serves as an inspiration to women everywhere. She's incredibly smart, obviously, and reading her quotes will do your mind, body, and soul some good!

Write some of Ellen Ochoa's quotes on sticky notes and place them around your home. Share one with your friend who is going through a tough time. Whatever you do with the follow Ellen Ochoa quotes, you'll feel inspired, motivate others, and reach galaxies far, far away.

Ellen Ochoa Quotes

  • "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."

  • "Being an astronaut is a wonderful career. I feel very privileged. But what I really hope for young people is that they find a career they're passionate about, something that's challenging and worthwhile."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "What we do here at NASA is explore space and understand how you can get humans to and from space safely as well as accomplish something in space—whether it's going farther or understanding how you really live and work—and accomplish science objectives. It's hard and it really does take a team. To me, that's one of the great rewards of working here. You get to feel like you're part of a team that is so talented and so dedicated."

  • "That's what we want to do here at Johnson Space Center. I think what we have always brought to NASA and brought to the country is trying to push the boundaries, trying to go to the next level."

Amazing Ellen Ochoa Quotes

  • "Well, with so many space shuttle missions that we've done, I think it's just sort of natural that each one hasn't necessarily gotten the attention that the early ones did."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "I'm honored to be recognized among generations of astronauts who were at the forefront of exploring our universe for the benefit of humankind."

  • "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."

  • "I hope to continue to inspire our nation's youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math so they, too, may reach for the stars."

  • "These robotic arms, provided by Canada, have been invaluable in allowing us to build, maintain, and repair space structures, and I've been very fortunate to have gotten to operate them."

Inspiring Ellen Ochoa Quotes

  • "This was the last astronaut job that was not (yet) done by a woman. Now with this milestone we can focus on the fact that what is important to succeed in life, it does not matter whether you are a man or a woman."

  • "It was just very peaceful."

  • "The ISS operates as the 'anchor customer' in low earth orbit to support new commercial space services, including delivery of cargo and, before long, crew transportation services."

  • "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."

  • "Throughout Johnson Space Center's history, contributions to STEM innovation and discoveries has been both through new technologies developed to advance human spaceflight and through educating, inspiring, and hiring students in STEM fields."

  • "We continue to not only operate the International Space Station but to increase its capabilities as well as commercial contributions."

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