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Today we’re celebrating the bright, talented, and accomplished MIT Systems Engineer Yari Golden-Castaño.

Earlier this year, she was featured in a piece from Bustle titled 10 Women In STEM To Know About For Women’s History Month 2019.

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Yari Golden-Castaño is one of the 100 finalists for the Mars One project, which aims to select the first 24 settlers on Mars. Golden-Castaño herself is an MIT engineer specializing in laser communication, the main technique Mars settlers will use to reach Earth once a colony is formed.

“I’m not a fool, I understand the risks of landing and not landing, but it’s so worth it. It’s part of the mission,” she told Boston University’s Daily Free Press in 2018. The private space flight will hopefully launch for Mars in 2031, and if selected, Golden-Castaño — and her husband Daniel, also a finalist — will spend the remainder of her life on Mars. Changing our world and other planets.

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