Portia works with other scientists and engineers to work on systems that will go into space. She explains how she is working on a project to build a robotic arm to work on samples from Mars. Portia studied Physics and then Space Engineering at university.
There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary aged children, and one for secondary.
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