Meet Ellen Ochoa, history's first Hispanic female astronaut! Follow Ochoa's story as she works at NASA's Ames Research Center while attempting to become an astronaut. Her persistence pays off when she is chosen to be astronaut on her third try! Learn about her accomplishments from her space shuttle missions through her retirement as the director of the Johnson Space Center. Infographics, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.