Posts tagged "Franklin Chang-Diaz"

First Latino astronaut inducted into Hall of Fame

First Latino astronaut inducted into Hall of Fame
The first Latino astronaut was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Franklin Chang Díaz was inducted on May 5, 2012, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Dr. Chang Díaz, a veteran of seven space shuttle flights, logged more than 1,600 hours in space. He retired from NASA in 2005. Born in Costa... Read more »

Hispanic hero: Astronaut Jose Hernandez says legalize undocumented immigrants

Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. But writing about the Hispanic community is something I do all year round. But this month I plan to blog about some people I call Hispanic heroes. And the first one I want to tell you about is NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez. Hernandez isn’t the first Hispanic... Read more »