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Meet Carmen Victoria Felix, authentic Mexican pride

Born in Culiacán, Sinaloa in 1985, Carmen Victoria Felix is ​​an engineer, space scientist and the first Mexican woman to be selected by the PoSSUM: a program where different scientists around the world are trained and prepared so that they can carry out experiments in space.

Graduated in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey and with a master’s degree in Space Sciences from the International Space University in France, in 2011 she participated in the development of a space suit for Mars and participated in one of the Mars Desert Research missions Station in Utah. The latter is a program consisting of simulations to recreate and study the possible physical and psychological environment of the red planet.

With the recent premiere of Los elegidos de la gloria, we talked with the Mexican about the series and the importance of the general public knowing the developments in daily life that have occurred thanks to space exploration.

Carmen Victoria Felix

He is a member of the IAASS (International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety) in the Netherlands, a non-profit organization that seeks the cooperation of different international bodies in cooperation and scientific advances in the security of space systems.

“The series tells the story of the Mercury 7,” he told the media at a panel discussion about the rivalry that existed at the time when the first North American space program was formed. However, the current picture is very different. «What I have discovered is that this sector is full of capable, intelligent, highly prepared people. Most of them are people who had a taste for space exploration since childhood. When I got into this sector, I thought: ‘where have they been all my life?’ And it is not so much about competition right now, but about helping us. How can we open the sector more to the general public?

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In this regard and on what science communication is missing today in Mexico, Carmen Victoria Félix, who began working at NASA’s Ames Research Center in 2010 and who was part of the creation of the Mexican space agency, He told us this:

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Rubén Estrada My dream is to meet George Lucas and put on a stormtrooper suit, I like movies that make me cry and videogames I like shooters, sometimes I write scripts but I’m sad to show them.