At Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, during Hispanic Heritage month, we recognize the many men and women who make sacrifices to ensure that we continue to be the World’s Premier Gateway to Space.
Each year there are celebrations that capitalize on the monumental progression of those who contributed to the diversity of our country and our military.
Hispanic American, Dr. Ellen Ochoa is one of the many individuals who’ve made an impact in American history. She traveled to space four times with a total of 1,000 hours in space. She helped make the space mission possible for all of us.
She was the first Hispanic woman that went into Space serving on the STS-56 aboard the space shuttle discovery in 1993.