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20 Apr 2021

How this NASA engineer went from Gaza to Mars

Presenter

NASA scientists created history yesterday when they flew a small helicopter on Mars – an epic achievement, over 170,000,000 miles from Earth.

For one of the lead NASA engineers in California, Loay Elbasyouni, this incredible journey mirrored his own adventure after growing up in Gaza in the Middle East and moving to America as a 20-year-old to study.

We were able to speak to him a few days ago as he and the team made their final preparations.