First Flight: 4/8/1993
Last Flight: 4/8/2002
Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer, former astronaut and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993 Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery.
- Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-56
- Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-66
- Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-96
- Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-110
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.