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Ellen Ochoa

Optical Analysis Systems Inventor
Born: 5-10-1958 in Los Angeles, California

Ellen Ochoa, a veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle flight missions and the first Hispanic-American woman in space, is a co-inventor on three patents for an optical inspection system, an optical object recognition method, and a method for noise removal in images. Her inventions significantly increased the ability to capture and analyze finely-detailed imagery, including applications in space and on the Earth.

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