Brazilian Aerospace Engineer Selected for Simulated Space Agency Mission

Ana Paula Castro de Paula Nunes, a graduate aerospace engineer from the University of Brasília, may become the first Brazilian female astronaut.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - She was selected to be part of a simulated mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Of the six youths chosen, among professionals of various nationalities, five are women.

Currently, Ana Paula holds a Master's degree in Space Law from Beihang University in China. "I like space because it gives me a very realistic and broad perspective on our life here on Earth. Being a simulation astronaut will allow me to experience what it's like to live on the Moon or on Mars, from a very realistic angle".

"I hope to be able to . . .

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