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The protagonists of 2021 in Colombia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - These are the prominent faces of 2021 in the country:

THE SCIENTIST WHO BROKE BARRIERS

Aerospace engineer and Nasa flight chief Diana Trujillo was the first Latina woman to be part of the NASA Academy program and later became the engineering team leader that developed the robotic arm of the Perseverance rover sent to Mars this year.

Trujillo also worked on the software at NASA's Propulsion Laboratory to test its overall mechanical and electrical performance, was in charge of the group that tried whether they could command the robot, and now, with Perseverance already on . . .

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