Aracely Quispe: engineer who was born in a town without light in Lambayeque will launch NASA telescope

In search of the origin of the universe! Aracely Quispe Neira, a Peruvian citizen who was born in a town in Lambayeque that did not have electricity, is a NASA engineer and will command the launch of the James Webb telescope, Hubble’s successor, which will travel through time.

The broadcast of the arrival of man on the Moon, commanded by Neil armstrongIt was more than enough for a little Aracely, about 6 years old, to become interested in astronomy.

According to the British media BBC, Aracely Quispe began her interest in astronomy when she was about 6 years old and saw a broadcast of the arrival of man on the moon, commanded by Neil Armstrong in 1969.

A high school scholarship to perform karate in the United States, made her stay to begin science and engineering studies until she reached NASA.

He enrolled in a career in Space Technology Engineering at Prince George’s Community College, where an advisor recommended that he study Astronautical or Aerospace Engineering to enter NASA.

Finally, she studied Astronautics at Capitol Technology University (CapTechU) and as a good student she did an internship at NASA, staying to work at the space agency until today.

What is the James Webb Telescope?

The James Webb will allow us to look back into the past, a few hundred million years after the big Bang, when it is believed to have occurred more than 13,500 million years ago.

According to the BBC, the ability to look back is based on the fact that even light has a speed limit. For example, it takes 8 minutes for light from the Sun to reach Earth, what is observed is that we are on our planet and we see the Sun as it was 8 minutes ago.

After about two decades of development, the telescope is set to reach space by December 22 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the European Space Agency announced on Monday, December 6.