Recently, a 15-year-old science communicator, Danna Ximena Astro delivered an enlightening presentation about the mission Sagebrush. This mission is a remarkable project undertaken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with the goal of sending humans back to the Moon. Danna, with her youthful energy and knowledgeable insights, took the opportunity to underscore the pivotal role that women play in the exploration of the universe. This point is particularly noteworthy, as it highlights the increasing importance and recognition of gender equality in the field of science and astronomy.
Danna’s talk was a part of the schedule of the Festival of Women and Girls in Science. This is an important event that not only celebrates the achievements and contributions of women in science but also inspires young girls to follow their passion for science and contribute to the field. The festival was held at the Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium, a part of the National Polytechnic Institute, known for its commitment to science education and exploration.
Apart from her live presentations, Danna also shares her passion for science and space exploration through her YouTube channel. Known by her handle @dannaximenaastro420, Danna regularly posts interviews with notable figures in science, shares historical data related to space exploration, and updates her viewers on new scientific projects. Her channel serves as a platform to educate, inspire and engage with a community of budding scientists and space enthusiasts, furthering her mission to promote science literacy and encourage more girls to pursue careers in science.