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Women In The Space Sector – QA with Jenny Mortimer & Zandria Farrell – Australian Space Agency (Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students)

On Demand

Ever thought about becoming part of Australia’s space workforce?
How would starting such a career begin?


Making space for Australia’s future.
Open the minds of students as to how high they can go & what activities can be explored now that will help prepare for a career journey in the space industry.

Q&A with Associate Professor Jenny Mortimer from the University of Adelaide – View & hear about:
Working in the plant synthetic biology sector & studying how plants can help humans survive in space, particularly on the surface of the Moon or Mars.
• Starting with her curiosity for how the natural world around us grows.
• Overall research is a team effort & such as how do you keep humans alive on say Mars for example, whilst research is being gathered.
• What’s an average day look like? (Average isn’t how she’d describe her days)

Q&A with Zandria Farrell, Bureau of Meteorology – View & hear about:
Leading the Bureau’s space weather section, which helps the space industry better understand & respond to the effects of space weather on space activities.
Not having thought about space, hear how her career took this turn.

*Hit the booking button to receive – Links to videos + downloadable resources + Take the Online Quiz: Which space career is right for you? Each video runs for approx. 45 mins


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Australian Space Agency

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 26-Feb-2027 11:30PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


45 Minutes





Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Physical World 7-10

Other KLAs


Science and Tech » Biology

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Reliable internet
Device for viewing
Notes taking utensils, if applicable

More Information About This Event

Interested to find out more CLICK HERE to visit our website

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Australian Space Agency Team

Phone: 1800 497 182

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.space.gov.au/about-agency

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