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Nujoud Fahum Merancy

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  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1970
  • Age: 51
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Nujoud Fahoum Merancy is a Palestinian-American aerospace engineer, chief of NASA's Space Exploration Mission Planning Department and responsible for the team that will launch the manned Orion spacecraft to the Moon in 2024.

Nujoud Merancy is a systems engineer that has worked with spacecraft and spaceflight since 2001. She is the Chief of the Exploration Mission Planning Office for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) where she manages the integration and design of the Artemis missions, which plan to land the first woman on the moon. Merancy made a splash on the internet in 2019 when she posted her official NASA photo featuring a blazer embroidered with Palestinian tatreez. Merancy’s Palestinian family, on her dad’s side, comes from Nazareth and she purchased the tatreez on a visit there, later having it custom tailored onto her blazer.


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