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Jose M. Hernandez

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Mexican Engineer & Former NASA Astronaut

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José, a former migrant farmworker was selected by NASA as a member of their 19th class of astronauts in 2004. After completing his training, he was selected for a mission in 2007 and flew as the flight engineer in the 2009 14-day STS-128 mission aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. In addition to his flight engineer duties José was also one of two principal robotic arm operators and the first to tweet in English and Spanish from space. Before being selected as an astronaut, José worked at NASA as the Branch Chief of the Materials and Processes Branch at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. There he oversaw the branch’s activities in the areas of materials and processes, fracture control, nondestructive evaluation, failure analysis, and Nano materials research. His branch was also instrumental in participating in the investigation to help find the root cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and reporting those results to the President’s Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

Prior to this, José spent more than 15 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he worked on the development of a space deployed X-Ray laser as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He then went on to co-develop the first full-field digital mammography system for the earlier detection of breast cancer thus opening a new area of research called computer-aided diagnosis and was recognized by both the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for this important contribution. He was also the Deputy Program Manager of the Highly Enriched Uranium Implementation program where his team was in charge of implementing a signed bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Russian Federation for the U.S. purchase of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in the form of low enriched uranium (LEU) derived from the dismantlement of Russian nuclear weapons. Finally, José was invited to Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington DC to serve as the Laboratory’s Program Manager in the Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation. Here he managed, integrated and allocated Department of Energy assets and expertise, including the national laboratories and contractors, in planning, directing, and implementing U.S. cooperation with the Russian Federation in the program of Nuclear Materials, Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A). Jose developed and implemented policies, strategies and plans to enhance U.S. national security and reduce threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. These goals were accomplished by rapidly improving the security of large quantities of attractive, weapons-usable nuclear material in Russia’s nuclear weapons complex.

After Jose’s 2009 Space Mission José was assigned to work at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where he served as a Legislative Analyst and helped in the development of space policy, NASA’s annual budget package and served as liaison with key Congressional members. Additional duties included the development of an effective strategy that promoted the President’s new vision on Space Exploration. José is a former candidate for U.S. Congress; author of several books including his autobiography “Reaching for the Stars” and the children’s version “The Boy Who Touched the Stars”.

Today, José works as a consultant within the company he founded in 2012, Tierra Luna Engineering. Here, he provides his expertise in business development and strategic operations to help clients develop optimum growth solutions through an integrated approach. He focuses these efforts on companies involved in aerospace technologies and renewable energies.

He has also been the recipient of numerous awards including NASA Service Awards (2002, 2003), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “Outstanding Engineer Award” (2001), Upward Bound National TRIO Achiever Award (2001), U.S. Department of Energy “Outstanding Performance Commendation” (2000), Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) “Medalla de Oro” recipient for professional and community contributions (1999), Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award, “Outstanding Technical Contribution” (1995). Finally, José has been awarded 7 honorary doctorate degrees including his alma mater, University of the Pacific.

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Jose M. Hernandez

5 out of 5

Mexican Engineer & Former NASA Astronaut

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Jose M. Hernandez Biography

José, a former migrant farmworker was selected by NASA as a member of their 19th class of astronauts in 2004. After completing his training, he was selected for a mission in 2007 and flew as the flight engineer in the 2009 14-day STS-128 mission aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. In addition to his flight engineer duties José was also one of two principal robotic arm operators and the first to tweet in English and Spanish from space. Before being selected as an astronaut, José worked at NASA as the Branch Chief of the Materials and Processes Branch at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. There he oversaw the branch’s activities in the areas of materials and processes, fracture control, nondestructive evaluation, failure analysis, and Nano materials research. His branch was also instrumental in participating in the investigation to help find the root cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and reporting those results to the President’s Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

Prior to this, José spent more than 15 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he worked on the development of a space deployed X-Ray laser as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He then went on to co-develop the first full-field digital mammography system for the earlier detection of breast cancer thus opening a new area of research called computer-aided diagnosis and was recognized by both the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for this important contribution. He was also the Deputy Program Manager of the Highly Enriched Uranium Implementation program where his team was in charge of implementing a signed bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Russian Federation for the U.S. purchase of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in the form of low enriched uranium (LEU) derived from the dismantlement of Russian nuclear weapons. Finally, José was invited to Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington DC to serve as the Laboratory’s Program Manager in the Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation. Here he managed, integrated and allocated Department of Energy assets and expertise, including the national laboratories and contractors, in planning, directing, and implementing U.S. cooperation with the Russian Federation in the program of Nuclear Materials, Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A). Jose developed and implemented policies, strategies and plans to enhance U.S. national security and reduce threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. These goals were accomplished by rapidly improving the security of large quantities of attractive, weapons-usable nuclear material in Russia’s nuclear weapons complex.

After Jose’s 2009 Space Mission José was assigned to work at NASA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where he served as a Legislative Analyst and helped in the development of space policy, NASA’s annual budget package and served as liaison with key Congressional members. Additional duties included the development of an effective strategy that promoted the President’s new vision on Space Exploration. José is a former candidate for U.S. Congress; author of several books including his autobiography “Reaching for the Stars” and the children’s version “The Boy Who Touched the Stars”.

Today, José works as a consultant within the company he founded in 2012, Tierra Luna Engineering. Here, he provides his expertise in business development and strategic operations to help clients develop optimum growth solutions through an integrated approach. He focuses these efforts on companies involved in aerospace technologies and renewable energies.

He has also been the recipient of numerous awards including NASA Service Awards (2002, 2003), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “Outstanding Engineer Award” (2001), Upward Bound National TRIO Achiever Award (2001), U.S. Department of Energy “Outstanding Performance Commendation” (2000), Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) “Medalla de Oro” recipient for professional and community contributions (1999), Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award, “Outstanding Technical Contribution” (1995). Finally, José has been awarded 7 honorary doctorate degrees including his alma mater, University of the Pacific.

Jose M. Hernandez Videos

  • Dr José Hernández, the first NASA astronaut from a Mexican migrant ...
    Dr José Hernández, flight engineer on STS-128, is here interviewed by Diane Montagna at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile on 26 ...
  • “I was rejected 11 times.” Former NASA astronaut José Hernández ...
    Former Astronaut, José Hernández, talks about his upbringing, his ... To learn more about the José M. Hernández Reaching For The Stars
  • Jose M. Hernandez - Nasa Mexican Astronaut
    José Moreno Hernández was born on August 7, 1962 in French Camp, California , but calls Stockton, California as his hometown. He is an ...

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  • How to book Jose M. Hernandez?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jose M. Hernandez for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jose M. Hernandez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jose M. Hernandez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jose M. Hernandez?

    Booking fees for Jose M. Hernandez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jose M. Hernandez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jose M. Hernandez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jose M. Hernandez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jose M. Hernandez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jose M. Hernandez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jose M. Hernandez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jose M. Hernandez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jose M. Hernandez for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Jose M. Hernandez generally travels from Stockton, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Story Musgrave, M.D., Linda Alvarado, Christian Navarro and Anna Escobedo Cabral. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jose M. Hernandez for an upcoming event.

Jose M. Hernandez Speaker Videos

  • Dr José Hernández, the first NASA astronaut from a Mexican migrant ...
    Dr José Hernández, flight engineer on STS-128, is here interviewed by Diane Montagna at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile on 26 ...
    “I was rejected 11 times.” Former NASA astronaut José Hernández ...
    Former Astronaut, José Hernández, talks about his upbringing, his ... To learn more about the José M. Hernández Reaching For The Stars
  • Jose M. Hernandez - Nasa Mexican Astronaut
    José Moreno Hernández was born on August 7, 1962 in French Camp, California , but calls Stockton, California as his hometown. He is an ...

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