• Question: Why did you prefer to be a space engineer than any other engineer like a mechanical engineer?

    Asked by OlohitareBlessingA to Harriet, Tris, Yannick, Calum on 19 Nov 2020. This question was also asked by AmeerahA, vincents, Dariag.
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      Tris Warren answered on 19 Nov 2020:

      Space engineering combines lots of different types of engineering. We need mechanical engineers to design the spacecraft, electrical engineers to design the electronics and communications, thermal engineers to keep the spacecraft cool, even civil engineers to build the rocket launch pads. In my job as a researcher building science instruments for space missions – I do a bit of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. I really enjoy that I get to lots of different types of engineering.