Latinos Persevering: The Story Of The Mars Helicopter And The Engineers Who Made It Possible

Latino USA recently spoke with Latinos and Latinos who worked on the Perseverance project for NASA.

By Joy DiazMay 27, 2021 9:55 am,

This month, China landed a rover on Mars, just three months after the U.S. craft, Perseverance touched down.

The name of the American craft is not coincidental – the story of getting to Mars is one of perseverance, as are the stories of the many Latinos and Latinas who worked on that mission.

Reynaldo Leaños Jr. is an associate producer for Latino USA.  On a recent program, the long-running public radio program spoke with some of the Latino and Latina engineers on the Perseverance project. The show is called “Latinos Persevering.”

Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.

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