'Dream big': Former astronaut from Stockton hopes to inspire youth to shoot for the stars

After a two-year hiatus, thousands of students from across the region packed the UC Davis campus on Saturday for the 20th annual César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference. The event works to get more youth to start thinking about college. Jose Hernandez from Stockton was rejected by NASA 11 times, but he said by the 12th time he was finally assigned to the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-128.

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