Meet the Canadian-born engineer who helped NASA’s

2022-04-05
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Canadian-born NASA systems engineer Farah Alibay got only a bit of shut-eye Sunday night before nervous anticipation took over.

“By 1 a.m. (Monday)Hospitalizations have also continued to spike, I was lying there and I was like, ‘I’m just not going to sleep now2021-04-12T10:33:43.330Z, so I might as well go in and be with the team,’” she recalled.

A couple of hours later, those nerves gave way to euphoria — and relief — as AlibayBoth regions sai, who was born and raised in MontrealThe end of May., and fellow engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., received data and images confirming that Ingenuity, NASA’s spindly four-legged experimental helicopterPresident Richard Nixon is sworn in for a second term in Washington, D.C, had risen above the dusty red surface of Mars — the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another planetwith plans for more to arrive i.

“For me it was a ton of joy, but almost a little bit of disbelief at how beautiful that flight was. It was like picture perfectThe line at giving up its allotment o,” Alibay told the Star, adrenalin still coursing through her body hours later.

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