Space: An interview with spacecraft engineer

This interview text for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic Earth and space, explains how Nagin Cox decided she wanted to become a spacecraft operations engineer. She explains what it’s like to work on Mars time, why the rover Perseverance has a helicopter, and why she never wanted to be an astronaut!

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 5
Earth and space
Space: An interview with spacecraft engineer

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