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...with Abbie Hutty

By Unlimited Space Agency

For this episode we’re back in the Faraway Forest at Latitude Festival with space engineer Abbie Hutty. For the last seven years she has been working as the lead structures engineer on the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover that is scheduled for launch to the red planet in 2020. Also, Jon makes an utter hash of trying to launch the Space Shed. Bear with him! In this episode Abbie and UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner talk about how she became a space engineer why she’s building a rover to go to Mars why she’s confident about finding new life forms on Mars and answers questions on what sort of life she’s expecting to find there what her favourite planet is and why what inspired her to work in the space industry how she responds to people who believe the Earth is flat Enjoy!   LINKS Abbie on Twitter @a_hutty ExoMars website   CREDITS Presenters: Jon Spooner & Mini Jon Sound Engineer & Editor: Andy Wood Additional sound design: Elena Pena Music: Public Service Broadcasting Producers: Jon Spooner, Alice Massey, Sarah Webb for Unlimited Consultancy: Storythings Graphic Design: Lee Goater The Unlimited Space Agency and The Space Shed are projects of Unlimited Theatre

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