Katya Echazarreta, the first Mexican to go to spacealready ‘has’ its own planetarium.
The NASA engineer, together with the mayoress of Iztapalapa, Clara Brugada, inaugurated the new planetarium called Katya Echazarreta and which is located in the Utopia Libertad sports complex.
“We want the new astronomers, astronauts, researchers and scientists to come out of Iztapalapa. We will continue to join efforts with Katya Echazarreta in other initiatives that inspire girls, boys and young people to achieve their dreams, no matter how big they are, ”Brugada said on her Twitter account.
The mayor thanked the Secretary of Culture of Mexico City, Claudia Curiel de Icaza, “for being a great ally in these initiatives, as well as the members of the scientific community who were present at the event.”
Who is Katya Echazarreta?
Katya Echazarreta was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1995. Katya is an electronic engineer and science communicator.
On June 4, 2022, she became the first Mexican to travel to space aboard the New Shepard mission of the private company Blue Origin.
The launch of the NS-21 rocket of the New Shepard mission left this Saturday from the Corn Ranch launch port, in the city of Van Horn, Texas.
He The trip lasted 10 minutes.
“I want to dedicate this flight into space to my country, and to the entire Latin American community. My wish is that you see this mission, believe in yourself, and know that you can be next,” said Katya.
“I want to dedicate this flight into space to my country, and to the entire Latin American community. My wish is that you see this mission, believe in yourself, and know that you can be next,” – Katya Echazarreta (@katvoltage) pic.twitter.com/84oy91YqdG
—Blue Origin (@blueorigin) June 4, 2022
The 26-year-old from Jalisco, traveled with five other crew members, all menincluding Brazilian engineer Víctor Correa Hespanha, astronaut Evan Dick, pilot Hamish Harding, Dream Variation Ventures co-founder Jaison Robinson, and explorer Victor Vescovo.
Echazarreta was chosen among more than 7,000 applicants who requested to be part of the crew that traveled into space.