Aug 03, 2015


Hispanic-Net 2012 Annual Banquet Honors Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria

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Michael Lopez-Alegria, Hispanic-Net

Hispanic-Net is set to honor Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria with the first ever Vanguard Award at their annual honors banquet dinner on October 13, 2012.  Lopez-Alegria is the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and former NASA astronaut.  He received his Bachelor’s of Science in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and his Master’s of Science in aeronautical engeineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.  He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Program in National and International Security.

As an astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria has flown on space shuttle missions SIS-73, SIS-92, and SIS-114, and served as Commander on ISS Expedition 14.  Lopez-Alegria holds three NASA records: One for the longest spaceflight (215 days), another for most number of Extravehicular Activities (10), and a record for longest cumulative Extravehicular Activity time (67 hours, 40 minutes).  His distinguished career with NASA and the U.S. Navy spans over three decades, in which time he made many contributions to each organization.

Hispanic-Net will honor Michael Lopez-Alegria with the first ever Vanguard Award at an annual banquet honors dinner to be held on October 13, 2012, at the Stanford Faculty Club.  For more information about the banquet or for tickets, please click here.

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Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha is the Managing Editor at NEW LATINA, and a social commentary and pop-culture writer/blogger from New York City. She studied Sociology and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, where she developed a strong interest women's issues and community advocacy. Tanisha has written for the Bowdoin Orient and has interned at BUST Magazine and

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