Soraya initially appeared as the first Brazilian Laser Show Performer, in 1982. At 21 years of age she already had an unique skill set. The position required someone who knew hardware, music and show performance. A successful career started.
Two years later, after tests and training, she was the one in hundreds selected to fired the Apogee motor for Brasilsat I. The first telecommunications satellite from South America.
"It really felt as if we were living an episode of Start Trek. We were sequestered for 15 days without communication with our families to minimize risk of information leakage and any interference from outside." Said Soraya in her TV appearance at Jornal Nacional - TV Globo newscast.