José Moreno Hernández is a former NASA astronaut and American engineer. Hernández was assigned to the crew of the STS-128 space shuttle. He is also the head of the Johnson Space Center Materials and Process branch. Hernández previously developed school-wide digital mammography equipment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Hernández left NASA in 2011. In October 2011, Hernández, at the urging of President Barack Obama, to run for Congress as a Democrat in the 10th California electoral district to be redrawn in the United States House of Representatives . He won the Democratic nomination, but lost the 2012 general election to outgoing Rep. Jeff Denham, a freshman.
|Born||José Moreno Hernández, August 7, 1962, French Camp, California, U.S.|
|Current occupation||Aerospace Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Farmer|
|Previous occupation||Engineer, Astronaut|
|Alma mater||University of the Pacific (B.S. 1984), University of California, Santa Barbara (M.S. 1986)|
|Time in space||13 days, 20 hours, and 54 minutes|
|Selection||2004, NASA Astronaut Group 19|
|Retirement||January 14, 2011 (2011-1-14)|
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Former NASA astronaut who flew on the STS-128 mission and spent close to 14 days in outer space.
He earned a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1986.
He ran for California Congress in 2012 against Jeff Denham.
He has five children with his wife Adela.
He was encouraged to run for Congress by President Barack Obama.
- American cosmonaut-politician
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Officer
- Alumni of Pacific University (United States)
- NASA civilian astronauts
- Engineer from California
- American astronaut
- Alumni of the University of California, Santa Barbara
Latest information about Jose M Hernandez updated on April 15 2021.