The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded the Mexican student Jonathan Sánchez Pérez for a project that will help estimate chances of life on Jupiter.
The native of Tultepec, State of Mexico and a student at the Universidad Politécnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo, traveled to Houston, Texas, with support from the Mexican company Seguritech, specialized in technology integration for security.
Sánchez Pérez won second place in the 17th edition of the "Air and Space International Program 2017", by presenting a project that will help estimate life chances on Jupiter, which included the proposal of improvements for a satellite that could roam that planet.
In addition to generating energy for a colony by means of electrolysis, optimizing the functioning of robots and a proposed route to save fuel, for which NASA gave him a laptop and a diploma that he assures will boast upon arriving at his home in Tultepec , and at his school.
"I will tell them that it is possible, that we have to fight for what we want, although sometimes it is very difficult," said the 19-year-old, who also thanked the support and funding received for his trip to Houston, the NASA headquarters.
"The company Seguritech supported me financially and they told me that I could do my internship in the aeronautics area," he said.
In the 17th edition of the NASA program held at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Sánchez Pérez learned how to build robots, the float of aircraft and greeted the astronauts Flanklin Chang Díaz and Clayton Anderson; the latter autographed a stamp with his photograph and wrote "Jonathan, dream!".