Jose Hernandez

Former NASA Astronaut

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

Travels From: USA

Jose Hernandez is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Motivational Speaker Jose Hernandez
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    Jose Hernandez

    Former NASA Astronaut

    Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

    Travels From: USA

    Jose Hernandez is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    BOOK Jose Hernandez AS A SPEAKER

    As a child, speaker Jose Hernandez cultivated a titanic work ethic while picking crops as a migrant worker. His ingenuity and grit led him to develop pioneering diagnostic equipment, and eventually into space as a NASA astronaut. Now retired from NASA, Hernández shares his stories and life lessons as an immensely popular motivational speaker.

    Jose Hernandez Speaker Biography

    From harvesting crops across California to collecting data in space, astronaut and motivational speaker Jose Hernandez has led a remarkable life. Now a highly popular speaker, Jose Hernandez inspires audiences with his story of resourcefulness, self-purpose, and perseverance. Jose is also a very popular speaker for schools and universities celebrating the Hispanic Heritage month. His motivational story and STEM advocacy is perfect for younger audiences.

    Born into a migrant farming family in Stockton, California, Jose Hernandez spoke only Spanish until age 12. He spent those years on a long circuit up the length of California, harvesting crops from March to November. Growing up on the move gave Hernandez a special kind of self-determination. His parents made sure that no matter how many times he changed schools, no matter how dicey the neighborhoods he lived in, Jose stayed focused and driven to learn.

    With a tremendous work ethic built in the sweltering California fields, Hernandez excelled in college. His graduate work in electrical engineering helped secure Hernandez a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, he helped develop an x-ray laser and the world’s first full-field mammography system.

    But Hernandez had grown up gazing in wonder at the stars. At age 42, older than most rookie astronauts, Hernandez joined the 19th class of US astronauts. Five years later, he served as the flight engineer on NASA’s two-week-long STS-128 mission. A Netflix film about his life is scheduled for production in 2021.

    Additionally, Hernandez is a member of the Eta Kappa New Electrical Engineering Honor Society. He holds degrees—including an honorary LL.D. degree—from UC-Santa Barbara, which named him a Distinguished Alumnus in 2015.

    Jose Hernandez Keynote Topics

    The Inspiring Story of a Migrant Farmworker Turned Astronaut.

    Jose Hernandez Speaking Videos

    José Hernández Moreno - Kid who touched the stars
    How Astronaut José Hernández Went From Migrant Worker to NASA

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