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Meet real-life people working in STEM jobs in the vibrant and growing space industry.

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Engineering

Stratoship designer

Engineering has led Daniel Field to work on everything from aircraft maintenance to a giant airship that travels around the edge of our atmosphere.

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Engineering

Stratoship designer

Engineering has led Daniel Field to work on everything from aircraft maintenance to a giant airship that travels around the edge of our atmosphere.

Emily Ahern - Physics PhD Student
Engineering

Physics PhD student

Emily Ahern, a physics PhD student at the University of Adelaide, works on atomic clocks which are super helpful in the race to space!

Macquarie University
Science

Space Discovery Centre manager

A combined passion for archaeology and space led Brenan Dew to a career that’s out of this world

Linda Hapgood
Engineering

Program manager for Boeing

Aerospace engineering took Linda Hapgood to the cutting edge of tech, working for Boeing in Australia and the US

Space

Security consultant

Security consultant and telecommunications engineer Dr Jordan Plotnek is tackling the problem of making sure space hardware can survive serious cyber attacks

Phil Bland
Space

Planetary scientist

Professor Phil Bland got switched on to spaceflight as a child and is now the director of a space and planetary science research centre.

QUT
QUT

PhD student

The Little Mermaid inspired Vanessa Zepeda to study marine biology, now she’s searching for life beyond

James Bevington - Astrobiologist
Space

Astrobiologist

Engineer turned astrobiologist James Bevington’s STEM career is out of this world.

Helen Maynard-Casely, instrument scientist
Space

Instrument scientist

Instrument scientist Dr Helen Maynard-Casely’s obsession with icy moons has led to a fascinating career.

David Flannery
QUT

Planetary scientist

QUT planetary scientist Dr David Flannery is living his dream career – helping NASA on a Mars rover mission

Mars Perserverance Rover
Space

Deputy Program Scientist, Mars 2020 Mission

Are we alone in the universe? Adrian Brown is studying rocks on Mars in the hope of helping us find out. A former Australian Navy officer and weapons engineer, Adrian is now deputy program scientist for NASA’s Mars 2020 mission – which has a spaceship containing the robotic explorer Perseverance currently hurtling towards the Red Planet at 50,000 kilometres per hour, scheduled to land on 18 February 2021.