11 Feb 2019

Expert feature - The New Zealand Space Agency

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:29 pm on 11 February 2019

There's a lot of space in the news. Billionaires Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are all bankrolling commercial rocket ventures. The Chinese recently put a probe on the far side of the moon. And New Zealand has its own stake in space with Rocket Lab. Is this a new Space Age?

One man with some of the answers, is Peter Crabtree, head of the New Zealand Space Agency, who joins us to explain a bit about the weird, wonderful world beyond our atmosphere.

Sentinel-5P satellite.

Sentinel-5P satellite. Photo: Supplied/European Space Agency.