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In the honor of International Cosmonautics Day (the day when the Soviets sent the first man Yuri Gagarin to space on April 12th, 1961) our Research Superstar today is a space systems engineer!
Marwan Hussain is German-born and of Iraqi descent. He lived in Jordan before moving to Canada, and his work takes him to places ranging from the Arizona desert to the Arctic. His job is literally out of this world.
Hussein is a space systems engineer. His latest work for Canadian aerospace firm Optech Inc. involved leading the design and development of critical guidance and navigation systems for a pair of robotic landers that are slated for launch. "One is on a NASA mission that is going to an asteroid four years from now and the other one is on an Indo-Russian mission that's going to the moon in 2014," he said.
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