To celebrate National Science Week 2018, Nova Rover Team attended a breakfast with Australian NASA exoplanet astrophysicist Dr Jessie Christiansen. Jessie spoke to us about her incredible contributions cataloguing exoplanets found with the Kepler Space Telescope, and her upcoming work with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Our science team lead Daniel Ricardo participated in a panel discussion at the Royal Society of Victoria alongside Dr Rebecca Allen, Evie Kendal, Julia Mitchell and Monash's own Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway. The panel discussed complex topics including the future of space travel, the importance of becoming a multi-planetary species and the implications and opportunities for exploring new worlds. The panel also spoke about how our incredible technological advancements in space exploration can be used back on Earth to benefit us all.
Finally, we were also featured in Channnel 10's kids science show Scope! Joel Kuper and Daniel Ricardo showed off our Mars rover to get younger generations excited about space, Mars and engineering in season 4, episode 64.