Recently, Ms. Ana Paula Castro, a Space Law and Policy participant, and Ms. Leticia Santos Lula, a Micro-satellite Technology participant, were interviewed by Xinhua News Agency.
Both Ms. Ana Paula Castro and Ms. Leticia Santos Lula graduated from the University of Brasilia. They are backup talents of Brazilian space technology applications. Ms. Ana Paula Castro said with excitement in the interview, “When I found out about the opportunity to study space law, I was very interested, because in Brazil we don’t have too many specialists in the area. I think it can open many doors for me, and it could also be a way for me to contribute to the Brazilian aerospace sector.” Ms. Leticia Santos Lula said that, “A friend came last year to study ... He had other options in Brazil, but chose to do his master’s in China and he told us it was a very good decision.” She does not rule out staying on in China if the opportunity arises.
Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China) (Affiliated to the United Nations) was establishment in 2014. It takes “promoting the peaceful use of space technologies for the benefit of all humankind” as its mission and concentrates on building the world first class space science and technology education institution through the integration of world’s remarkable educational resources and creative talent cultivation mode, so as to improve the space science and technology education level and space technology application ability of its Member States and other developing countries. From 2015 to 2018, the Centre has enrolled one hundred and eighty-nine (189) international graduate participants from twenty (20) countries. Nineteen (19) short training programs on space technology applications were held, benefiting seven hundred and ninety (790) participants from sixty (60) countries. All those participants are the professional talents or reserve talents of space science and technology relative field in their home countries.