Worlds of David Darling
Encyclopedia of Science
Home > Encyclopedia of Science

Vela, Rodolfo Neri (1952–)

Rodolfo Vela
The first Mexican in space. Vela, a teacher and designer of satellites at the National Institute of Electrical Research in Mexico City, flew as a payload specialist aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-61B in November-December 1985 with responsibility for deploying the Mexican Morelos B satellite. As part of the food manifest he requested tortillas.

Related category