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Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet

September 16, 2024




*business dress required

Dr. Jose M. Hernandez

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 life story was recently featured in the biographical drama “A Million Miles Away” released by Amazon Prime in September 2023.

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Our Mission

The Hispanic Heritage Committee educate and provide public awareness of the Hispanic community’s impact throughout the past, present, and future. The Committee seeks to pursue opportunities such as events and venues to promote the culture, history, and accomplishments of San Angelo’s Hispanic population.

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We Need Your Support Today!

Our goal is to establish funding and community support to develop the first

Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in West Texas!

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**Cash or Check can be delivered to

San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

24 W Concho Avenue.


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