This Mexican Engineering Student Earned Spot In NASA Program & Now She Needs Our Help

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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Mexican student Daniela Villegas is one of only 60 people picked to join NASA’s 2021 International Air and Space Program, a highly competitive workshop at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. For five days, applicants aged 12 to 25 who make the cut learn from and work alongside NASA engineers and, ultimately, send a collective project to the International Space Station.

For someone like Villegas, who studies Mechatronics Engineering at TecNM de Hermosillo in Sonoma, it’s a priceless experience. But it actually costs a lot of money—the total surpasses $3,500—and that’s a bit out of budget for most, Villegas included.

She took to Twitter just days ago for help raising funds using the hashtag #DanielaVillegasNASA.

In case you need proof Villegas has the smarts, she’s posted her credentials. Yes, she beat out students from around the world to earn her spot. Now let’s get her to Huntsville.