Mexico.- Katya Echazarreta has marked history in Mexico, because at only 27 years old she became the First Mexican woman to travel into space. She was chosen by the organization Space For Humanity among 7,000 candidates from 120 countries for a flight that reached Earth orbit.
Although his feat will continue to be remembered by thousands. Now the young engineer at NASA She has left her job at the aerospace agency to return to Mexico and promote various projects, as well as serve as an inspiration for more women to be interested in science, since reaching space is already a reality.
According to an interview conducted by the United Nations Organization for Mexico (UN), Katya Echazarreta seeks to promote its own space agency with the purpose that Latin American countries also compete in this space race.
“Traveling into space is no longer something of the moviesIt’s not something from science fiction anymore, it’s not something from books anymore. This is already here we are already living it. However, it is not happening in Mexico or Latin America,”, Katya mentioned according to a UN News publication.
The young woman, originally from Guadalajara and living in the United States from a young age, explained that there are an infinite number of projects through which they seek to take people out of space so that they have that experience.
I commented that in Mexico the space race should be taken as an extremely important issue by political leaders, since this not only involves investing in science and technology, it is also a matter of national security.
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“The people who are in charge of decisions must understand that all satellite activity is international. For now, the technology we have is designed by other countries, which may have access to our information.” said the young astronaut.
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