Col. Sidney Gutierrez, Albuquerque Astronaut - in 1991 piloted the space shuttle Columbia on a nine-day voyage studying biological effects of space travel. In 1994 commanded the Endeavour, Space Radar Laboratory, part of Mission to Planet Earth. Gutierrez was first Hispanic to pilot and command a space mission. He graduated from Albuquerque’s Valley High School, attended the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and received his MA in Management from Webster College. He also served in the Air Force as instructor, fighter and test pilot. Today he is a Director at Sandia Labs. Photo courtesy of Sidney Gutierrez.