Ellen Ochoa

1958 - Today

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Ellen Ochoa (born May 10, 1958) is an American engineer, former astronaut and former director of the Johnson Space Center. In 1993, Ochoa became the first Latina woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ellen Ochoa has received more than 1,152,749 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ellen Ochoa is the 288th most popular astronaut (up from 303rd in 2019), the 10,902nd most popular biography from United States (up from 11,382nd in 2019) and the 123rd most popular American Astronaut.

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  • 42.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ellen Ochoas by language

Over the past year Ellen Ochoa has had the most page views in the with 180,607 views, followed by Spanish (21,722), and French (4,929). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (117.98%), Esperanto (108.14%), and Estonian (105.83%)


Among astronauts, Ellen Ochoa ranks 288 out of 556Before her are Tamara E. Jernigan, Richard O. Covey, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Norman Thagard, William E. Thornton, and S. David Griggs. After her are Steven Lindsey, Christopher Ferguson, Jeffrey Williams, Umberto Guidoni, William H. Dana, and Sergei Treshchov.

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Among people born in 1958, Ellen Ochoa ranks 492Before her are Mike Rotunda, Olivier Weber, Neetu Singh, Monica Guerritore, Peter Watts, and Charles F. Kettering. After her are Jean-Max Bellerive, Harri Kirvesniemi, Raymond Mommens, Jeffrey Williams, María Caridad Colón, and José Luis Clerc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ellen Ochoa ranks 10,902 out of 20,380Before her are Janine Turner (1962), Charles F. Kettering (1958), Tim Reid (1944), John Bunny (1863), Isabel Sanford (1917), and Al Joyner (1960). After her are James Hartle (1939), Elwyn Berlekamp (1940), Martha Plimpton (1970), Niecy Nash (1970), Edwin Lord Weeks (1849), and David Burtka (1975).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Ellen Ochoa ranks 123Before her are Brewster H. Shaw (1945), Tamara E. Jernigan (1959), Richard O. Covey (1946), Norman Thagard (1943), William E. Thornton (1929), and S. David Griggs (1939). After her are Steven Lindsey (1960), Christopher Ferguson (1961), Jeffrey Williams (1958), William H. Dana (1930), Donald E. Williams (1942), and Susan Helms (1958).