A day in the life of UK space scientists and engineers

These original 7 videos are currently hosted on the STEM centre elibrary along with accompanying lesson plans and over resources. These 7 films feature:

Mat Beardsley is a precision design engineer at RAL Space. The film is designed as a lesson starter to give a real-life perspective into the world of manfacturing and engineering for the spacecraft industry.

Patrick Wood is the managing director of EADS Astrium Ltd. In this video he focuses on some current missions to Mercury and Mars.

Paul Eccleston is a spacecraft systems engineer at RAL Space. In this film, he discusses the completion of his most recent project, MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument), which will be on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Professor Richard Harrison is Chief Scientist at RAL Space. Richard discusses elements of his role, including his passion for solar physics and an insight into the NASA STEREO spacecraft.

Richard Lowe is Group Manager of Earth Observation Systems at Telespazio VEGA UK. Richard discusses his day to day job, his interaction with his colleagues and the facilities at the International Space Innovation Centre (ISIC).

Dr Sheila Kanani is a planetary scientist. Sheila gives us a tour of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), in Surrey, and shares the excitement of daily life as a planetary scientist working with data and images from Saturn.

Stefanie Kohl is a space systems engineer designing satellites for Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. The film shows Stefanie discussing elements of her role, her interaction with colleagues and satellite manufacture and test.

Mat Beardsley

Precision Development Facility Manager

Patrick Wood

Director of Lockheed Martin Space

Paul Eccleston

Chief Engineer

Richard Lowe

Head of Innovation & Technology Governance

Dr Sheila Kanani

Planetary Physicist

Stefanie Kohl

Space Systems Engineer

UK Space Agency

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