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Eight-year-old girl creates illustration for European Space Agency’s rocket

November 24, 2021 3:16 amby Daryna Antoniuk
(Yaryna Zakaliuzna)

The agency chose a drawing by eight-year-old Ukrainian Yarina Zakalyuzhna to decorate its Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket during its 2023 mission to Jupiter.

Zakalyuzhna’s illustration will be printed on a giant sticker and placed on the tip of the rocket. Ariane 5 will take eight years to reach Jupiter and spend three years investigating the planet and three of its largest moons.

Zakalyuzhna’s drawing was chosen out of submissions by more than 600 children from 63 countries.

Daryna Antoniuk
Author: Daryna Antoniuk

Daryna Antoniuk is a tech reporter at the Kyiv Independent. She worked in the same role at the Kyiv Post and has focused on Ukrainian startups, investment and the fintech market. Antoniuk previously was a tech reporter for Forbes Ukraine. Her work has also been published at Sifted and The Record. She graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv with BA in journalism and communications.

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