Introducing S4H’s First Citizen Astronaut:

Katya Echazarreta


When Dylan Taylor founded S4H in 2017, we dreamt of the moment that we would announce the selection of our very first Citizen Astronaut. Today, it is with great honor and excitement that we introduce Space for Humanity’s CA-1, Katya Echazarreta.

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya will be the first Mexican-born woman to travel to space, as well as the youngest American woman when she joins five other crew members for Blue Origin’s NS-21. We were so inspired by her story of overcoming adversity to now creating ripple effects within the STEM community. At 26, Katya is an electrical and computer engineer, and co-hosts the YouTube series “Netflix IRL” and “Electric Kat” on the CBS show “Mission Unstoppable”. 

Katya was the first to be selected from the over 7,000 CAP applicants from all over the world. We are inspired by her passion for supporting other women who have big aspirations, but may be deterred because of inherited gender roles. Check out how she is empowering women through her STEM content on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.

To Space, For Earth, 
Your Space for Humanity Team

*CAP selections are continuing for future missions.
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