Montreal-born NASA engineer excited to steer rover seeking signs of ancient life on Mars

Between watching Apollo 13, Star Wars and Canadian astronaut Julie Payette's first trip into space, Farah Alibay says she always had the bug for space exploration.

Now, the Montreal-born NASA aerospace engineer is waiting for the Perseverance rover — currently hurtling toward Mars at a speed of nearly 40,000 kilometres per hour — to land on the Red Planet.

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