Hypatia I mission was announced last 13th October at Premis Dona TIC gala, organized by the Catalan Government in Barcelona to recognize the role of women in new technologies in order to promote STEM vocations among young girls.
Mariona Badenas-Agustí, crew commander and crew astronomer of Hypatia I, gave a talk about planetary science, specifically about the search and characterization of exoplanets beyond the solar system.
At the end of the lecture, Mariona introduced for the first time Hypatia I crew, formed by nine multi-disciplinary and inter-generational women from Catalonia, to advance Martian research, promote space exploration and enhance scientific vocations.
The audience was excited about a female-led mission to the Mars Desert Research Station and welcomed the project with a big applause. Many people showed their interest about the mission and expressed their good intentions to support it.
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