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AeroEspacial: Latino People and Stories at the Heart of Aerospace

Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 1pm on WUOT

What did one of the largest radio telescopes in the world mean to the community around it in Puerto Rico before it collapsed in 2020? How have indigenous cultures and the Latino experience influenced storytelling in a galaxy far, far away? And what does Latino representation mean for the real life missions of NASA?

In this one-hour special, listeners will hear from scientists, artists, historians, and others. They discuss how Latinos have contributed to advancements in aerospace, and how people across the Latin American diaspora are represented in science fiction and popular culture.

This is a special broadcast from WAMU in Washington, D.C., featuring excerpts of a limited series from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s podcast, AirSpace. AeroEspacial received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the National Museum of the American Latino.