2022 Miner of the Year – Victor Hespanha

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

Miners needed to stretch a bit “proper there”. In reality, for hundreds 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 know-how fanatic, purchased an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). “I all the time get pleasure from connecting with folks and understanding new companies and new prospects,” he says. Based on this curiosity, he obtained 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 special expertise. After all, is it attainable 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 may use his expertise to do one thing for the society. The visibility and call with researchers from billionaire Jeff Bezos’ firm Blue Origin gave the miners the alternative to speak to folks from totally different components of the world. From all these connections, Victor has created a dream to advertise actions in Minas Gerais and Brazil that use know-how to create progress and options. This doesn’t imply that rockets will start to emerge from the Prasa set. But Victor assures that this know-how will be very helpful at the nationwide stage. For instance, in agriculture, one of the primary productive sectors of the nation often called the breadbasket of the world, the use of drones and satellites contributes lots. He believes that with out the use of this know-how, the nation would produce a lot lower than it does at present. However, there may be all the time room for enchancment.

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And Victor does not want to alter professions to meet these wishes. During his profession in-built BH, he has all the time labored on new enterprise and enlargement initiatives. The goal 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 folks. He desires different Brazilians to have the identical or much more thrilling experiences – if that is attainable. He says that is his “mission in life” any longer. “It is evident that authorities actions are necessary, 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, similar to whether or not the earth is basically spherical. The journey into area took simply over 10 minutes, however the craft reached an unimaginable velocity of 3,200 km/h and an altitude of 100 kilometers. As quickly as he lands, the Engineer already desires to return to the exterior world. According to him, “I could not get pleasure from it sufficient for the first time”. However, there’s just one place he ensures he’ll all the time need to return to: Belo Horizonte.

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