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CLIP 13911

An interview with a Mars rover engineer

An interview with a Mars rover engineer

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Key Info
  • An interview with a Mars rover engineer
  • Duration: 02:09
  • A short interview with Ben Boyes, a Systems Engineer in the ExoMars Rover Project. He explains that this project is run by the European Space Agency and will send a robotic rover to Mars in 2018. Ben works on the rover, which will navigate around the surface of Mars before finding a suitable spot to drill down to look for signs of life. Ben describes some of the engineering on the rover, including challenges he faces. He then describes his current work as "living his dream" saying that a career in science is not the normal 9 to 5, but one full of rewarding challenges.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Space Exploration

  • Keywords: Mars, rover, European Space Agency, robot, extra-terrestrial life, Stargazing, Stargazing Live, NASA
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used as a stimulus when discussing careers in science and the nature of space research.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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