The occasion gave college students the prospect to ask Dr Daniel Arthur questions on his work – together with his involvement within the development of the Mars rover.
In addition to internet hosting the meeting dwell from his residence in Perth, in Western Australia, he additionally shared a video with Grouville Faculty college students and Jersey Faculty for Women.
Perseverance is the latest rover to land on Mars, touching down within the planet’s Jezero Crater final month.
It’s on the lookout for indicators of historical life and gathering rock samples, whereas additionally testing new expertise to assist future exploration missions on the planet.
Dr Arthur helped design the rover’s drill, which might probably take the rock samples again to Earth for testing.
Chatting with the youngsters, he mentioned he hoped that his assemblies impressed pupils ‘to turn out to be the following technology of scientists and engineers’.
St Clement’s Faculty headteacher, Richard Heaven, mentioned: ‘Daniel described the significance of studying from errors as a Nasa engineer, regularly enhancing and testing designs.
‘Encouraging kids to study from errors is certainly one of our core values at St Clement’s Faculty and has been an vital talent throughout this week’s science investigations.
‘This was a particular occasion for me, personally, as Daniel was within the very first-class I taught as a newly certified trainer at St Clement’s.’