Asteroids, A.K.A “Space Rocks”
This lecture will try and make us understand the future of space exploration with regards to space rocks and the opportunities in this field.
Ahmad is a recent MSc Mechatronics graduate from the University of Glasgow. He did his BSc in Egypt where he was first introduced to space engineering and has been in love ever since. Ahmad briefly worked and collaborated with the Nigerian Space Research and Development Agency for a year where he was able to expand his knowledge and apply his skills. He has worked on different projects in different areas of engineering from software development, to wheeled robots, to quadcopters, to a solar powered brain controlled wheel-chair and recently, space missions. This is thanks to STEM that allowed Ahmad to venture into these different fields and that is why he became a STEM ambassador, to help and encourage others into space engineering here in ‘STEMFest in Space’
Brief description of session:
In most years of space exploration, asteroids have been left behind in the quest to understand our solar system. But recently, the discovery and evidence of the potentials the asteroids hold have greatly increased the interest of the scientific community to explore these space rocks. Be it for mineral mining, earth defence against impact or for a simple search of life, these opportunities have renewed the public interest in asteroids. This lecture will try and make us understand the future of space exploration with regards to space rocks and the opportunities in this field.
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