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    Ellen Ochoa was selected by NASA in 1990, making history as the the world’s first Hispanic astronaut in 1991. She is a mission specialist and flight engineer, making her a veteran of four space flights, logging triumphantly more than 950 hours in space. Despite being rejected two times from NASA’s Training Program, Ellen Ochoa pursued her passion and overcame society’s barriers for women to become an astronaut. Her importance in breaking barriers for women and inspiring others is clear in her words: “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.” Ochoa’s life involved her rising delight in space exploration. Ellen Ochoa was born on May…

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    However, during this time, our astronauts were only white men. Women were not astronauts and were not allowed to go into space. Nevertheless, they still played roles in space exploration, although these roles were “supporting” ones. They were computerisess, secretaries, and wives. It took over two decades and the women’s movement to send women directly into space and several generations for the first women pilot astronaut. The history of women in the space program begins with a Russian…

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    Ellen Ochoa Essay

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    Ellen Ochoa once said, “Don’t be afraid to reach for the stars,” and she has certainly lived up to the saying. Because of her outer space discoveries and missions as an astronaut, she has not only helped shape Florida history, and that of the continental U.S. as well. She has played a huge role in how hispanic americans have influenced Florida because she defied the odds to become the first female hispanic astronaut, and paved the way for future women and latinos to achieve their goals. `To…

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    Sally Ride Research Paper

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    Sally Ride was a very important physicist and astronaut. Sally was the first American woman who flew to space. Sally was born on May 26, 1951 in Los Angeles California. She went Stanford University and got a degree in physics. In 1977 NASA was looking for women astronauts. During that time Sally was still a student still she applied for the job and she was picked. Sally was one of the girls picked out of a thousand other appliers. On June 18, 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman to…

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    Ancient Astronauts Theory

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    “The ancient astronaut theory all started in 1968, when Swiss researcher and author Erich Von Daniken published a book known as Chariots of the Gods, which became an immediate bestseller.” Within the book he put his hypothesis that, “‘the technology and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by ancient astronauts who were welcomed as gods” (Ancient Astronaut Theory). In the book he gives evidence and reasons as to why he believes in this theory, but one thing is wrong with…

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    History Of Astronauts

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    and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win” (Kennedy, John). July 20th 1969, the day history was shaped and a path laid for the future. This was the day that Astronauts would land on the moon. Historically this event will shape the country we live…

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    sense and corresponds with their irrational concepts that they have devised. The ancient astronaut theory is defined as the belief that “extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise…

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    Astronaut Research Papers

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    student astronaut to explore another planet. 1-3 in 600 people a year become an astronaut through NASA in the US. I have been asked if I would accept the task of being the first student astronaut to explore another planet. I will not accept this task. There are three reasons why I will not accept this task; I am not confident in piloting a space ship, space is a spooky place, and space can cause bone loss. The first reason why I will not accept this task is that I am not confident piloting a…

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    SCI Vs Astronauts

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    Scott et al. compared those who suffer from spinal cord injury (SCI) and the body under microgravity. Their findings show that SCI patients and astronauts, in long term conditions, have similar physiological outcomes and those who have SCI can be good examples to study the effects of spaceflight on the human body. The importance of comparing and contrasting these two populations is to be able to see if scientists can test individuals of one group to come up with results and conclusions of how to…

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    One of the premier techniques in persuading the government to bring an affect change is to write a letter to one or more of the members of Congress. The pleasant thing about America is this country gives us the right to send a letter to the government in convincing them to give us a chance to get what we want. We should to be proud of this since many other countries would not allow this to happen. My letter may not bring the attention but, at least, the government may perceive our opinions. I am…

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