Mexico City.- The president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received to Katya Echazarreta, first Mexican woman to reach space, in the National Palace, as they had previously anticipated the meeting.
AMLO published on social networks the announcement about the arrival of Katya Echazarreta to the National Palacewhere he received her for a reception.
“With the electrical engineer and astronaut Katya Echazarreta, pride of Mexico,” the president wrote on social networks along with a photograph with the Mexican astronaut.
At the invitation of the President of the Republic, Katya Echazarreta He arrived this Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. at the National Palace. Before the meeting, he declared to the press that he would ask López Obrador to work together in support of the country’s young people and scientists, local media reported.
Last June, Echazarreta She became the first Mexican woman to travel to outer space as part of the Blue Origin NS.21 mission aboard the New Shepard spacecraft.
The electrical engineer by profession said that having participated in the mission changed her perspective and made her feel “a citizen of a planet and not just of a country.” With this came the intention to help her and to create the conditions so that more Mexicans can do the same as her.
“I have realized many things, among them that since Rodolfo Neri Vela went to space, more than 30 years have passed before he participated in this mission and I do not want another 30 or 40 years to pass before a child (Mexican ) can go to space,” he said.
He also revealed that he has the plan to create an organization in Mexico that supports the special industry and helps create the next astronauts.
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“There is so much talent in Mexico and the country is not using it. The most important thing is to create these institutions like the ones I talked about, but the rest of what we can do is support when we see that someone is trying to create initiatives. I have noticed a lot that people say that there is no support but that mentality has to be changed, ”she indicated.