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Meet the female NASA engineer making groundbreaking history on Mars

There are very few people who can say they work on Mars. But Farah Alibay has forged a trailblazing career out of it. “We’re going to other planets, other moons, other galaxies – we are the modern-day explorers discovering new worlds,” Alibay told The CEO Magazine from NASA’s California base. “You learn in history about these people who discovered a whole planet, and obviously we know a lot about planets now, but there are still a lot of things to be discovered.” As one of the engineers at the helm of the InSight mission (the first robotic lander dedicated to studying the interior of Mars since it was formed 4.5 billion years ago), Alibay never knows what each Martian day will bring. Read More…

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