The space agency’s recent missions have been made possible with Work of Latino and Latina engineers.
descriptionAerospace engineer Diana Trujillo moved from Colombia to America without speaking English. She made her payment through school by working as a housekeeper. he’s the one now Chief scientists for Mars perseverance rover
- Persistence is manufactured and managed by the Jet Propulsion Lab, where Latino engineers love Elio Morillohandjob Clara O’FarrellAnd Eric Aguilar Join Trujillo.
- Trujillo’s work on robotic arms and Christina HernandezSpectrometer’s hardware development contributed to Persistence’s ability to collect Mars rock samples and performance detailed scan In search of life
running news: Hernandez, O’Farrell and Trujillo will be among them recipients of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Awards this October.
- they like latinas silvia acevedo, one of NASA’s first female engineers, and Ellen Ochoa, who was the first Hispanic director of the Johnson Space Center.
what will happen next: in October next year, NASA plans launch A space telescope to try to find the universe’s first galaxies.
- Mexican optical engineer Margaret Zoila Dominguez has been one of the key members of the team.
yes butLast year: Only 7% of NASA employees were Hispanic or Latino, the second lowest ethnic or racial group in the space agency’s ranks.