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Croton-Harmon Graduate Turned NASA Engineer Inspires Students with a Mars Journey
Dare Mighty Things. This motivational statement is not only painted on the wall at NASA headquarters, but held in the heart of the scientists, mathematicians and engineers who work there. For the past two weeks, Mallory Lefland, a systems engineer who was instrumental in the 2020-21 Mars Rover mission and a graduate of Croton-Harmon schools, has shared how daring mighty things allowed her to help land a spacecraft on Mars.
To the delight of hundreds of middle and high students and faculty in the Croton-Harmon Schools, Ms. Lefland returned to her alma-mater via Zoom and took participants through a detailed account of the preparation, trial & error and testing in which she engaged for five years as part of the Mars Perseverance Rover team.
Ms. Lefland explained that her work
on the Perseverance Rover started with understanding every aspect and
behavior of the 2012 Mars Curiosity Rover. READ MORE HERE.