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“Mr. Rockwell and I” by Monica Hernandez. 2021. [r].

What Space Can Teach Us About Representation and Robotics

Developing indigenous knowledge and regional expertise will harness the new space ecosystem.

Monica Hernandez

Diego Urbina and I assessed the importance of regional space initiatives. Rising talent cannot depend on the traditional agency conduits at home to develop a space-related career. And yet, not everyone can relocate to foreign countries with established government space programs or robust space startup ecosystems. Thus, the brain drain is both a liability and a chronic loss to local space ecosystems.

Born and raised in Colombia, Diego pivoted to the space industry during his university studies in Europe. He worked on the design and simulation of a star tracker for a nanosatellite

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