Migrant-turned-astronaut says God called him to space

Migrant-turned-astronaut says God called him to space

2023-09-30 22:57:41

NOTICIACRISTIANA.COM-José Hernández is a man who has lived an extraordinary life. Born in Mexico, he moved with his family to the United States when he was four years old and worked as a farm laborer until he was 19.

Despite the difficulties, he never lost his dream of becoming an astronaut, and he set out to fulfill it, with determination and faith, according to reports The Christian Post.

Hernández graduated in electrical engineering and was hired by NASA, where he worked on the development of instruments for space exploration. In 2004, he was selected as an astronaut candidate, and in 2009, he made his first and only flight into space, aboard the shuttle Discovery.

During his mission, he performed two spacewalks, and became the first astronaut to tweet in Spanish from space. His story inspired the book and the movie, “A Million Miles Away”, which premiered this year.

“God gave me the opportunity”

In an interview with the newspaper The New Herald, Hernández shared how God called him to space, and guided him on his path. “God gave me the opportunity to see the Earth from space, and He made me see how small we are, and how big He is,” he said.

Hernández also spoke about the importance of education, hard work, and perseverance to achieve one’s dreams. “There are no impossible dreams, only people who give up easily,” he said.

Likewise, he expressed his desire to motivate young Latinos to follow their passions and contribute to the development of science and technology. “I want to be an example for them, and tell them that, if I could do it, they can too,” she concluded.

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