In this zone you will meet an engineer who sent a probe to land on a comet, and one who gets the public excited about space science and technology, and another who makes sure that spacecraft survive their launch. There’s also engineers who design satellites to study the earth and try to understand the data they send back.
We may feel that we live on a pretty big planet but the Earth is only a tiny, pale blue dot in a vast cosmos. Look up at night and you will see a whole lot of space out there for us to use and understand. With less than 60 years of sending things into space under our belts, the future up above is almost limitless.
Engineers design and build spacecraft that will map and explore distant planets and stars, helping us understand more about the universe. Closer to home, engineering using the potential of space has a major impact on how many societies function. For example, it’s easy to forget how far global communications have come when finding your way in a strange city is so easy thanks to the phone in your pocket communicating with a network of satellites.