Latinos in Artemis – NASA: Diana Trujillo, Carlos García Galán and José Marcos Flores work to return humanity to the Moon
The countdown to the Artemis I Mission of the POT is in action: less than two weeks to go before the unmanned launch of the SLS rocket and the Orion spacecraft, which will reach the orbit of the Moon. It’s just the first part before taking the first woman and the next man to the Earth’s satellite.
Several Latinos work in the program, Diana Trujillo, Carlos Garcia Galan and Jose Marcos Flores there are three of them.
Telemundo News chatted with the three characters, who are geared up for the August 29 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
For this moment, the orion ship will carry three mannequins inside, Helga, Zohar and Moonikin Campos, that will evaluate the influence of radiation in space and the quality of the new suits to go to the Moon. There will also be other items to experience.
In the event that liftoff cannot be made on August 29, NASA scheduled two more tentative dates, September 2 and 5.
The contribution of Latinos to NASA’s Artemis Program
The Colombian women Diana Trujillo was known as the voice for Latin Americans at the launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mission, which took the rover of the same name and the Ingenuity helicopter to Mars.
Since last June, Caleña is one of the agency’s flight directors, overseeing missions to the International Space Station and the Artemis Program.
“Talking that we are going to take the first woman to the surface of the Moon, and I am going to be able to contribute, even a little, to that idea, to that goal, as a Latin woman makes me feel extremely happy,” Trujillo told Noticias Telemundo.
Meanwhile, the Spanish Carlos Garcia Galan He is one of the engineers who participated in the creation of the Orion ship.
“Not only do we want to go back to the Moon, but we want to stay there to learn how to work in deep space, learn everything we need to go to Mars”, stressed the man from Malaga.
Another of the Latinos who are part of the Artemis Program is the Puerto Rican Jose Marcos Floresanother of the flight directors.
“(We feel) a lot of emotions, a little bit of anxiety, but we are very ready to finally launch the mission,” Flores said. “It has been many years of preparation. We are all very aware of what is happening, we are waiting for the vehicle to go to the launch tower”.