2022 Miner of the Year – Victor Hespanha

Victor España, the first civilian Brazilian in area, desires to return: “I could not take pleasure in it sufficient” (Photo: Pdua de Carvalho/Encontro)

Miners needed to stretch just a little “proper there”. In reality, for 1000’s of kilometers. When Victor Hespanha, a local of Belo Horizonte, took off with an journey in area, the information in Minas Gerais and all through Brazil drew consideration to the younger 28-12 months-previous civil manufacturing engineer. It all began when Victor, a brand new expertise fanatic, purchased an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). “I at all times take pleasure in connecting with individuals and understanding new companies and new prospects,” he says. Based on this curiosity, he acquired the alternative to take part in a visit that just one Brazilian has ever taken. Destination: Planet Off.


  • Victor Correa Spain, 28 years previous
  • married
  • Civil Production Engineer. First Brazilian citizen in area.
With a complete funding of 12,000 reais, Victor was fortunate sufficient to have a unique expertise. After all, is it doable to go away Earth and keep the identical? In the starting, feelings dominated the thoughts and coronary heart of the first Kryptonite in historical past. However, with time, he realized that he might use his expertise to do one thing for the society. The visibility and speak to with researchers from billionaire Jeff Bezos’ firm Blue Origin gave the miners the alternative to speak to individuals from completely different elements of the world. From all these connections, Victor has created a dream to advertise actions in Minas Gerais and Brazil that use expertise to create progress and options. This doesn’t imply that rockets will start to emerge from the Prasa set. But Victor assures that this expertise will be very helpful at the nationwide degree. For instance, in agriculture, one of the fundamental productive sectors of the nation referred to as the breadbasket of the world, the use of drones and satellites contributes lots. He believes that with out the use of this expertise, the nation would produce a lot lower than it does right now. However, there’s at all times room for enchancment.

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And Victor does not want to vary professions to meet these wishes. During his profession in-built BH, he has at all times labored on new enterprise and enlargement initiatives. The intention is to merge with the new universe he got here into contact with six months in the past. He claims that he additionally goals of encouraging individuals. He desires different Brazilians to have the identical or much more thrilling experiences – if that is doable. He says that is his “mission in life” to any extent further. “It is evident that authorities actions are essential, however society itself should be the agent of change, sharing contacts and creating alternatives.”

Victor says that upon returning to the capital of Minas Gerais, he needed to reply some unusual questions, equivalent to whether or not the earth is actually spherical. The journey into area took simply over 10 minutes, however the craft reached an unimaginable pace of 3,200 km/h and an altitude of 100 kilometers. As quickly as he lands, the Engineer already desires to return to the outdoors world. According to him, “I could not take pleasure in it sufficient for the first time”. However, there’s just one place he ensures he’ll at all times wish to return to: Belo Horizonte.

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