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Puerto Rico will be the host for the National Space Society's 35th Annual International Space Development Conference (NSS-ISDC). The event will take place from May 18-22 and famous personalities such as Buzz Aldrin, Alan Stern, Orlando Figureoa and Ellen Ochoa, amongst others will share the experiences in space.
NASA chose the young woman from Arroyo, and member of CienciaPR, for a Mars pre-exploration project
Yajaira Sierra Sastre aspires to be the first woman astronaut from Puerto Rico. Her goal is closer at hand now that she has been selected to participate in the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (Hi-SEAS), an important project financed by NASA to study important aspects of how to sustain astronauts traveling and living in Mars.