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 Name||Katya Echazarreta|
|Katya Echazarreta Profession||Electrical Engineer|
|Famous For||She is the first woman of Mexican descent to go into space and one of the youngest women to reach space.|
|Katya Echazarreta Height||In Centimeter-170 cm|
In Meter-1.70 m
In Feet- 5’6”
|Katya Echazarreta Weight||In Kilogram- 49 kg|
In Pound- 108 lbs
|Date Of Birth||1996|
|Katya Echazarreta Age (2022)||26 Years|
|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 Qualification||Masters in Electrical Engineer|
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known|
Mother- Name Not Known
|Sibling||Brother- Not Known|
Sister- Not Known
|Net Worth (2022)||N/A|
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.