Archive for March, 2009

HISPA wishes Mr. Joseph Acaba the very BEST in the amazing journey he has undertaken

Joseph Acaba, an educator, hydrogeologist, and the first Puerto Rican NASA astronaut. In May 2004 he became the first person of Puerto Rican heritage to be named as a NASA astronaut candidate when he was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut Training Group 19. He is currently assigned to STS-119, which was launched on March 15, 2009 to deliver the final set of solar arrays to the International Space Station. Read more