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Published on Apr 18, 2013
Isaac De Souza is a space engineering student at the Lassonde School of Engineering. A strong believer in the exploration of space he has pursued his childhood passion of the final frontier. After a sojourn as an exploration geologist he transferred to York to pursue his interests in engineering. First as a member of the York Observatory research team followed by two years on the championship winning York University Rover Team where he competed in the Mars Society's University Rover Challenge, NASA Lunabotics Challenge, and the CSii Innovation Nation Robotics Competition. He has worked as a research assistant in the Laser Spectroscopy Lab studying ultra-cold atom clouds. He is now a part of the Planetary Exploration Instrumentation Laboratory research team studying the formation of Near Earth Asteroids. Beyond the lab and the classroom he continues to advocate for space and human exploration to fulfill his 'This Is My Time' goal of helping land the first human on Mars.
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