Dr. Ellen Ochoa has made history as NASA’s first ever Latina astronaut. She has gone to space four times, operated the robotic arm, has spent a thousand hours on missions and has since said goodbye to NASA after 30 years.

“It’s an amazing experience and hard to describe,” said Ochoa. “To work in a very different environment where you’re floating for everything that you’re doing are experiences that definitely stay with me.”

Now she has written a bilingual children’s book to help inspire them and show that their dreams, too, can come true.

The author wanted to touch on what goes on in the world around us and what it is that scientists do so children can better know if it’s something they’d want to do when they grow up. Nowadays, there are a lot of in- and after-school programs to get children involved and interested in science and technology.

You can get her new children’s book “Dr. Ochoa’s Stellar World: We Are All Scientists” wherever you get your books.

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 6, 2022.