Hispanic Heritage Month

Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz

During Hispanic Heritage Month the Science Magnet hosted a call with NASA Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz to recognize his remarkable scientific legacy. Science Magnet students learned of Dr. Chang's journey from an aspiring astronaut in Costa Rica, to becoming the first Latino in space, with a record holding of 7 space missions throughout his career. He also spoke of his current projects including the development of a plasma propulsion engine to power a potential human mission to Mars.

Learn more about Dr. Diaz here.