Inspire kids series – Exploring Mars for Ages 5-9 (30 min)

Did life ever exist on Mars? Mars Perseverance Rover is on it’s way to find out! Learn more about it’s journey to Mars in a live interactive session with a NASA aerospace engineer!


Get set for a live zoom session with Tim Setterfield.

Our Little Uni is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Exploring Mars for ages 5-10
Time: Aug 14, 2020 04:30 PM London

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The Mars Perseverance rover , launched on 30 July 2020, will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth. More information from NASA here

  • How do we launch a rover to Mars?
  • How do we land once we get there?
  • Live Q and A session – encourage your kids to ask questions!



Tim Setterfield is an Aerospace Engineer working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is a lifelong space enthusiast, and studied at Queen’s University Canada (BScE), Carleton University Canada (MAsc), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA (PhD). He is currently working on systems to land probes on other planets and moons throughout the solar system, and on-orbit assembly of large satellites.

Course Curriculum

Mars Perseverance Rover 2020
How do we launch a rover to Mars?
How do we land once we get there?

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  1. Amazing session


    Tim from NASA delivered an outstanding presentation suited to the young audience. The Q and A session was very interactive as well. Well done.


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