"She understood but back then she asked me, and still does to this day, questions like: “How much longer are you going to be in school? When will you be getting a job?” or “Why is it taking so long?” When I go home and visit relatives I always get, “Pero mijo, when are you graduating?”
IONM uses electrophysiological techniques—such as electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG)—to monitor the integrity of the central nervous system during surgery.
In 1988, Dr. Ochoa joined NASA as a research assistant at Ames Research Center. Two years later, NASA selected her as an astronaut and she moved to Johnson Space Center. In July 1991, Dr. Ochoa became the first female Hispanic astronaut and the first Hispanic female to go in space.