NASA engineer celebrates Hispanic heritage at Cradle of Aviation

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A NASA spacecraft engineer joined a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Tuesday.

Scarlin Hernandez talked to students at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Hernandez says Latinas make up about 3 percent of the workforce in STEM industries. She hopes her words can help inspire.

"I think it's important when someone looks like them they can kind of relate a little bit more and feel a little more comfortable and say, 'Hey, she looks like me and you know maybe I can do it too,'" says Hernandez.

The students also got to watch the museum's first bilingual planetarium show, which explored Latin American skies.

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