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Astronaut Jose Moreno Hernandez

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Astronaut Jose Moreno Hernandez is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. His family is from La Piedad, Michoacan.  As a child Hernandez worked alongside his family and other farm workers through the fields of California, harvesting crops and moving from one town to another. He attended many schools and didn't learn to speak English until he was 12.  Hernandez was selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate in May 2004.  He served as mission specialist on STS-128 mission, which launched on August 28, 2009. He announced on September 2011 his consideration to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. www.joseforcongress.com

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