Top 10 Quotes by Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

I was born in 1958, the same year NASA was established, which I like to think of as not a coincidence. I was 11 when they landed on the moon, Apollo Eleven. And, of course, everybody in the whole world was watching that. But I can tell you, at that time, nobody ever asked a girl, 'Is that something you want to grow up and do?'

Ellen Ochoa
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.
Ellen Ochoa

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
It was just very peaceful.
Ellen Ochoa

The review committee has left it to NASA to determine the scope of these alleged incidents.

Ellen Ochoa
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.
Ellen Ochoa

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
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.
Ellen Ochoa

It's fun to work the robotic arm in part because it's really a team effort.

Ellen Ochoa
I'll tell you, being involved in human space flight, it is an emotional endeavor. I think it brings in the highest highs and the lowest lows.