Crew 180

Camilo Andrés Reyes ( Colombia)

I am Camilo Andrés Reyes Mantilla and I am from Bucaramanga Colombia.  I was born in 1990. I am a mechanical engineering senior student at the Engineering Faculty and a young researcher at Los Libertadores University in Bogota, Colombia. I am alumni of the International Space University Space Studies Program 2016.

I performed a research internship in the aeromechanics branch at NASA Ames Research Center in 2014, as well as a research visit in ion propulsion at the National Institute for Space Research of Brazil – INPE. I am the National Point of Contact of the Space Generation Advisory Council for Colombia, and I was attendee with SGAC in the 58th session of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna, Austria.


Yendry Regina Corrales Ureña (Costa Rica)

My name is Yendry Corrales I was born in San José Costa Rica in 1984. I am a chemical engineer and   I have a doctor in Materials Science with emphasis in nanotechnology. I work at the National Laboratory of Nanotechnology in the National Center of High Technology CENAT.  I am interested in self-assembly at molecular level and synthesis of new materials for being used in space research. I love to work with microscopy and specially in topics related biophysics.



Yair Israel Piña López (Mexico) – EVA Officer

I am Yair Israel Piña López and I am from México. I am a physics student at the Science Faculty and associate at the Institute of Nuclear Science of the National University Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM). My current work is focused on the development and characterization of novel devices based on the thermoluminescence properties of solids and CMOS technology as ionizing radiation detectors for radiation safety on space environment.

I was a Member in the ORION Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in recognition to solve the problems of space radiation.  I participated in the Mexico IPSP Mission Design Exercise by Surrey Satellite Technology LTD and the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) and I was the Payload Manager at the Inter-Ion Project in the Samara University, Russia to measure ions in the ionosphere. I was the communication coordinator for the Space Generation Congress 2016 by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the United Nations (UN) program on space applications.


Gabriel Caballero (Argentina):

I study Electronic engineering at the National Technological University from Mendoza, Argentina.  I have experience researching about electronics. I was a Coo-maker in the rover’s project for MDRS tested in 2016 by crew 130. Prior to his career I studied building structures in a technical college. I love studying and researching about electronics, astronomy and physics.  I like the technologies related to satellites, rovers and drones that make Mars’s exploration easier.



Leonardo Valencia Restrepo

I was born in Cali, Colombia on 20 October 1994. I currently live in Bogota, CO and I am an industrial engineering student at Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogota. I worked at Colciencias developing the Thermal Control System for the Earth-Observation Satellite Libertad 2 from August 2016 to February 2017. I develop the project Group Decision-Making, Consensus building and Risk management at the LATAM I. I am going to use two risk assessment program HAZID and HAZOP as methodological procedures to avoid the hazardous situations during the 15-Day activities of the Crew 180 mission.


Victor Román – XO and Mission Journalist

My name is Victor Román and I was born in Piura, Peru. Because of my father’s job I had the chance to travel a lot during my infancy, that experience made me a curious and easygoing person. Once it was the time to pick a career I decided languages however I never stopped having a curious mind that seeks for answers.

The arrival of the internet and my science oriented thinking helped to learn a lot of things on my own. Now I would like to help other people to learn how fascinating the world of the science is.