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Jose Hernandez: From Farmer To Astronaut

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NASA engineer José M. Hernández wanted to fly in space ever since he heard that the first Hispanic-American had been chosen to travel into space. He didn’t receive one, or two, or three, but 11 rejection letters from NASA before becoming an astronaut. On his 12th attempt, he was finally accepted into the space training program.

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Jose Fernandez founded Reaching for the Start foundation to support other farmer migrant children in STEM. He also continues his dream as a CEO of Tierra Luna Engineering, LLC.
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Such an inspiring story. Do you have similar stories? Do share.
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Became a pilot and learned Russian before getting selected...wow...love his perspective of the world...borders are a human-made concept! Need more stories like this!
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This is one of the best things I’ve seen in a while. As a minority coming from Fresno in the Central Valley and trying to make it myself, stories like these are truly inspirational. My mom always taught me to never give up, and I’m happy to see it’s a slogan that resonates with others.
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This story is about a kid from a Mexican immigrant family in the US made his American dream come true; it IS a big deal and an uplifting story when the president assumes all Mexicans came across the border were"rapists and drug dealers".
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Someone here will insist that he and his family get deported because cheetos has convinced them he is a bad hombre, you know just based on his surname.
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Learn more about Jose's organization, Reaching For The Stars: http://go.nowth.is/2mPUVyJ
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This is amazing! This is a perfect story of a kid and his family who came under the terms our country asked and in return took full advantage of what this country can offer. Nobody is saying you can't come we just ask if you can respect our laws and regulations in coming. Congratulations to him and more so to his parents that gave him that great opportunity by coming the legal way. He truly is a positive contribution to our country.
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I take my hat off to him for not giving up and stayed focused on his dream even after 12 rejections. May God continue to bless him and his family. What an honor and good example he shares with us all.
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He was born in the USA to an immigrant family. He fulfilled a dream like many Americans who were born of immigrants. Why make this a political story? This is the very essence of America! God bless him and congratulations on his accomplishments.
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This is a wonderful post on many levels. Starting with parents who valued education and hard work. Instilling confidence in Jose. Jose didn't give up..reassessing what could he do differently.. better.. and then doing it and continued reaching for the stars until he got there. Now he is helping youth follow in his footsteps. Much respect!!
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Beautiful story, my son also has the same dream!! Definitely will share the video with my son! EDUCATION is the key of success I wasn't the lucky to go to college, but I make sure my kids will, my daughter has been admitted to TX A&M first college generation!!
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Learn more about Jose's organization, Reaching For The Stars: http://go.nowth.is/2mPUVyJ
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