Ellen Ochoa Inspirational and Important Quotes

Ellen Ochoa Quotes




I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out. – Ellen Ochoa

We are involved in technology development for, you know, missions that we hope to plan that would take us to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. – Ellen Ochoa

I’m honored to be recognized among generations of astronauts who were at the forefront of exploring our universe for the benefit of humankind. – Ellen Ochoa

We continue to not only operate the International Space Station but to increase its capabilities as well as commercial contributions. – Ellen Ochoa


It’s fun to work the robotic arm in part because it’s really a team effort. – Ellen Ochoa

I hope to continue to inspire our nation’s youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math so they, too, may reach for the stars. – Ellen Ochoa

Astronauts are very professional and when they’re preparing for launch, they prepare for it as the most serious endeavor of our lives. – Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa Inspirational Quotes

These robotic arms, provided by Canada, have been invaluable in allowing us to build, maintain, and repair space structures, and I’ve been very fortunate to have gotten to operate them. – Ellen Ochoa

Well, with so many space shuttle missions that we’ve done, I think it’s just sort of natural that each one hasn’t necessarily gotten the attention that the early ones did. – Ellen Ochoa


I don’t recall any interest in science in particular. It came later in college. – Ellen Ochoa


We run the programs, and we support them through all of our folks, but usually the hardware is somewhere else. – Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa Important Quotes

I was always drawn to teachers who made class interesting. In high school, I enjoyed my American and English literature classes because my teachers, Jeanne Dorsey and Dani Barton, created an environment where interaction was important. – Ellen Ochoa

I don’t know of any issues associated with alcohol before flight. – Ellen Ochoa

I’ll tell you, being involved in human space flight, it is an emotional endeavor. I think it brings in the highest highs and the lowest lows. – Ellen Ochoa


I realized how important it was to know something about aviation, and it was something I was interested in, so I followed my brother’s footsteps and obtained my pilot’s license. – Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa Quotes and Sayings

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. – Ellen Ochoa

Usually, girls weren’t encouraged to go to college and major in math and science. My high school calculus teacher, Ms. Paz Jensen, made math appealing and motivated me to continue studying it in college. – Ellen Ochoa


Don’t be afraid to reach for the stars. I believe a good education can take you anywhere on Earth and beyond. – Ellen Ochoa

What I really hope for young people is that they find a career they’re passionate about, something that’s challenging and worthwhile. – Ellen Ochoa

Sally made it possible for anyone to become an astronaut. – Ellen Ochoa