AUSTIN, Texas As part of their special 1998 Hispanic Heritage Month series, StarDate, the nation's longest-running science program on radio, and Universo, the most widely syndicated Spanish-language program in the United States, will be featuring interviews with Space Station Mission Specialist Carlos Noriega and Ellen Ochoa, the country's first Hispanic woman astronaut in space.
Latinas are making strides; you see their growth in education, politics, government, and the workforce. They have become a growing influence breaking barriers. Many Latinas may be the first to receive a college degree within their family or like Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Elen Ochoa, the First Hispanic Woman Astronaut and let's not forget, Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega, the First Hispanic woman conductor! These women are amazing!