Jos Hernandez, A Mexican astronaut who has traveled into space twice is an example that perseverance can help anyone fulfill their dreams.
The engineer is the son of peasant parentsOriginally from Michoacin, Mexico. In fact, say CNN He was born in the United States by chance, because in those months his family went to California to work in the harvest fields.
That is why, from a young age, he followed the example of his parents and also joined the ranks of collectors.
We spent 9 months on a vegetable and fruit day traveling through California. Two months in Southern California, two months in Central California, and five months in the North.
After that, he added, they would return to their parents’ home in Michoacin, Mexico. Where They rested for three months, before going round again. In fact, Acceso Latino maintains that he was in the areas that determined his fate.
I was playing a row of sugar beets in a farm field near Stockton, California and heard on transistor radio that Franklin Chang Dazs had been chosen as an astronaut when the dream of wanting to be an astronaut was born.
The key to your success
Hernandez admitted CNN Who knew from the age of ten that he wanted this to be his destiny, so he confessed everything Soo Bab. Instead of discouraging him, he simply offered him a formula to help him achieve it.
I haven’t forgotten that. He said, if you want to make it happen, follow these five steps. First, define your goal. What does Bibi want to be when he grows up? Second, know how far away you are from the goal. Third, create a road, map so you can get there. You have to know the way, son, to your destination. Fourth, get ready to study, you have to go to university. And fifth, the same effort you put into harvesting Saturday and Sunday, seven days a week in the summer, for that effort here in your books.
Jose Hernandez did just that and In 2006 he graduated from the University of the Pacific Honours. Later on, he also earned a master’s degree in engineering and science from the University of California. He began to apply for acceptance by NASA, but was rejected 11 times.
As he was about to give up, his wife convinced him to try again. Till the end , In 2009 he took part in his first assignment at the age of 41.
Before launch, the astronauts have plenty of time on board the spacecraft to check that everything is fine and to think about it. I looked at the American flag on my shoulder and remembered when I was picking fruit in the field, back in my childhood, and now I was about to travel into space on a complex piece of equipment, representing the United States, he said. CNN.
Now, she has traveled into space twice, wrote a book, and shared her experiences to inspire others to follow her dreams.