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Ellen Ochoa Participates in Ceremony Honoring First Space Explorers
06.22.12
 
Ellen Ochoa participated in the June 21, 2012 groundbreaking ceremony for artworks honoring the first space explorers to orbit Earth
JSC Deputy Director Dr. Ellen Ochoa, far right, participated in the June 21, 2012 groundbreaking ceremony for artworks honoring the first space explorers to orbit Earth, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin and United States astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., at the first headquarters of NASA in Houston, currently home to the Houston Parks & Recreation Department. With Ochoa is Houston Mayor Annise Parker, center, along with other Houston dignitaries. The art is being donated to the City of Houston in commemoration of the 50th anniversary in 2011 of Cosmonaut Gagarin's orbit as the first man in space and the 50th anniversary in 2012 of Astronaut Glenn's orbits in space. Image credit: City of Houston
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