Science presenter Rani Price meets Abbie Hutty, a young structural engineer, who describes her job and some of the space projects she has worked on. Abbie talks about her role in the construction of a satellite called BepiColombo, and her latest project working on the Mars rover.
As a structural engineer, she evaluates the technological components of the rover. She also describes the programing that allows the rover to solve complex problems and make its own decisions. Abbie then describes how her science education led her to a career in engineering.
This clip could be shown towards the end of a topic when considering careers in the field that the students have been studying. Students could then be set a mini project or homework to choose a role within the space industry to research.