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José M. Hernández

José M. Hernández is an engineer and a former NASA astronaut who was part of the crew of the STS-128 Space Shuttle mission. Hernández also founded the Reaching for the Stars Foundation, a non-profit organization that "strives to ensure opportunities for children to pursue their educational and professional goals regardless of perceived obstacles."


Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

by José M. Hernández

In August of 2009, José M. Hernández became the first Mexican-American to earn his wings as a NASA astronaut. An impressive achievement in itself, Hernández's accomplishment is even more amazing when you realize that journey he took to get there...

REACHING FOR THE STARS tells the story of a ...

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