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Regent José Hernández: From farmworker to astronaut

“People always say, ‘Wow, in spite of being a migrant farmworker, he became an astronaut.’ And I say, ‘No, it’s because I was a migrant farmworker I became an astronaut,” explains UC Regent José Hernández.

A new feature film, “A Million Miles Away,” traces Regent Hernández’s incredible life trajectory, from the fields of San Joaquin Valley to the International Space Station!

Watch a video with Regent Hernández below. Then, read about his deep UC ties.


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