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Space Day with Dr. Howard, former NASA engineer

Written by FDM

To commemorate the man’s first steps on the moon, the US Embassy is organizing meetings around space and innovation. The program included a rewarding exchange with an exceptional woman named Dr. Ayanna Howard, a former NASA engineer, and American robotics engineer. Rendezvous from July 21 to 24 in Rabat, Casablanca, and Agadir.

50 years after astronaut Neil Armstrong and his team-mate Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, the US Embassy is organizing, in partnership with the Moroccan Spacenauts Association, a Space Day, on July 21, where activities are dedicated to space at the National School of Mines of Rabat.

On the menu, a series of workshops from 10 am to 2 pm, on various topics ranging from the solar system to the use of robotics and artificial intelligence in astronomy, as well as two conferences. The first at 4pm entitled “Our place in the universe” with Najib Mokhtari, creator of popular science content on Youtube. The second at 5:30 pm around “robotics and exploration of space and earth” with Dr. Ayanna Howard, a talented woman who has contributed to the design of the next generation Mars Rover robot explorer.
The scientist, whose panoply of research has resulted in more than 180 publications in leading scientific journals, is also expected on July 22 at 4pm at the Dar America Cultural Center in Casablanca and on July 24 at 5pm at Universiapolis University Agadir. In Rabat, Dr. Ayanna Howard will also be part of the jury of the “Space Rover Competition”. In the running, fifteen Moroccan university students will demonstrate the mini-robot explorers they have assembled themselves.
Free admission to the public from 10h to 22h.

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