By: Fidel Gastelum, Reporter
The engineering student of the National Technological Institute of Mexico, Durango Campus, Xóchitl Verónica Silvestre together with her work team, in coordination with Dr. Roberto Luis Palomino Resendiz, obtained 1st place in the International Air and Space Program in charge of the Astronautics Association of the United States, better known as NASA.
The Mexican team presented a functional habitat system in atmospheric conditions coordinated to the surface of the moon, from hexaferrite, a chemical compound used for the manufacture of ceramics, modifying its composition to withstand extreme temperatures, such as a layer that protects against ultraviolet (UV) rays.
During their stay at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, in Alabama; they developed various activities, including training by AEXA, as well as a zero-gravity test at the Space Camp.
The project presented will be analyzed next year, in a test mission of the Space Experimentation Module (MISSE), which is part of the International Space Station, where they will evaluate the results of this program, within a period of 6 to 12 months, on 2020.