Katya Echazarreta Blue Origin, Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography & More

Katya Echazarreta, 26, has joined a diverse multinational team boarding Blue Origin’s fifth passenger journey, which is led by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Echazarreta will be the first Mexican-born woman and one of the youngest women to fly to space. She was selected from over 7,000 candidates from over 100 countries.

Katya Echazarreta Wiki/ Bio

Full NameKatya Echazarreta
Katya Echazarreta Profession Electrical Engineer
Famous ForShe is the first woman of Mexican descent to go into space and one of the youngest women to reach space.
Physical Stat
Katya Echazarreta Height In Centimeter-170 cm
In Meter-1.70 m 
In Feet- 5’6”
Katya Echazarreta WeightIn Kilogram- 49 kg
In Pound- 108 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown
Personal Life
Date Of Birth1996
Katya Echazarreta Age (2022)26 Years
Birthplace Guadalajara, Mexico
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign  N/A
Nationality American & Mexican
Home town California, US
College/University San Diego City College (2013-2016)
University of California, Los Angeles ( BS in Electrical Engineering ; 2016-2019)
Johns Hopkins University ( MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering; 2021-2023)
Educational QualificationMasters in Electrical Engineer
Family member(s)
Marital StatusN/A
Parents Father- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingBrother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Net Worth (2022)N/A
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Early Life and Education

Her roots may be traced back to Mexico, where she was born. When she was about seven years old, her family relocated to the United States. She struggled at first because of the language barrier, but she worked hard and became a fluent English speaker within two years.

Katya Echazarreta educational journey was not easy, but despite numerous hurdles, she graduated from high school and enrolled at a community college (San Diego City College) to study Electrical Engineering. She transferred to UCLA after three years and received her degree in Electrical Engineering.


She had the opportunity to intern at NASA JPL while at UCLA. She went on to serve as a full-time engineer on five NASA missions, including Perseverance and Europa Clipper. She is pursuing her master’s at Johns Hopkins University in Electrical Engineering.

Blue Origin rocket flight

Actually a rocket built by Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin took its fifth group of passengers to the edge of space. The 60-foot-tall suborbital rocket took off at 9:26 a.m. from the Blue Origin facility in West Texas. The group of six people was carried to a distance of more than 62 miles from the surface of the Earth.

Most of the passengers paid an undisclosed amount (hundreds of crores) for their seats in space. But Katya Ichzareta of Mexico did not pay any amount for this.

Katya selected from thousands of applicants

Katya was selected by a non-profit organization called Space for Humanity to join the mission from a pool of thousands of applicants. The organization’s goal is to send extraordinary leaders into space and allow them to experience the observational effect.

This had to be done because it is often said by astronauts that seeing the Earth from space gives them a profound change in perspective.

Katya Echazarreta told that she experienced that observational effect in her own way.

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