This 9-Year-Old is Studying Two Degrees to Become an Astronaut


Adhara Pérez, a native of Mexico City is on route to achieving her dreams of becoming an astronaut.

The 9-year-old has a higher IQ than Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, and she’s currently studying virtually at two university degree programs – Industrial Engineering in Mathematics at UNITEC and Systems Engineering at CNCI.


When Adhara was three, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, after her mother, Nelly Sánchez, felt that her daughter behaved very differently than other children in her age group.

In an interview with Infobae, Sánchez said her daughter “would play with blocks, placing them all in rows, ate in the perique and always rocked, and could spend hours like that.”


When Adhara would go to school, she was often bullied by her classmates and she showed disinterest in the classroom. Her mother then enrolled her in the Talent Service Center, where they discovered her IQ was 162.

At the age of six, she finished secondary school, and afterward, she completed high school. At the age of 9, Adhara got accepted into the International Air and Space Program, where she will be able to study with aerospace experts.

Given the opportunity to study at the IASP, she will also be able to present a project and be awarded many prizes if she ends up being selected as a victor.


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