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Routes into space science

Physics isn't the only route into space science. Watch Professor Sanjeev Gupta explain how he ended up working on the Mars Curiosity rover mission.

Professor Sanjeev Gupta trained as an Earth geologist. But now, he works in a team that operates the Curiosity rover on Mars, planning out where the rover will explore!

As part of an online event we ran to celebrate the Mars opposition in October 2020, we caught up with Professor Sanjeev. Watch this video clip (a short excerpt from that event) to find out all about his job and how he ended up in a space science career without studying Physics or Astronomy.

Do you think students know there are many different routes into space science?

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Physics, Astronomy, and Space: Teaching Secondary Science

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