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Rodolfo Echarri

He has a PhD in Physics – University of Buenos Aires. He has ample experience as a researcher and professor at the National Sarmiento...

Judith Sutz

She has a PhD in Socio-Economics of Development, from Paris-Sorbonne University, France; a Master Degree on Development Planning, major in Science and Technology, and...

Alejandro Miguel San Martín

He has a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University. He is Chief of the...

Pedro Moneo

Mechanical Engineer graduated from the Polytechnics University of Madrid and Nuclear Engineer from the French Atomic Energy Commission. He is the president and founder...

José Rogelio Vargas Camacho

He has a Master degree in Ecological Tourism, Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT; Bachelor in International Relations, National University of Costa...

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Alberto Santos Dumont

Thus he started to learn the secrets of engineering by merely watching how his mother´s sewing machine worked, like taking apart a radio to find out its secret. After a visit to Paris with his father, in 1891, where he was able to observe for the first time a gas motor, the proverbial light bulb shone over his head: Why not join the sewing machine’s gears and pulleys with a gas motor in order to connect them to a balloon? At that time, balloons merely floated but could not be piloted. Many thought Santos Dumont was crazy – at that time, balloons were filled with hydrogen, highly explosive, and it did not seem smart...