19 May 2021

Space the final frontier: James Parr on space news

From First Up, 5:33 am on 19 May 2021

This week in Space news China's newly landed Mars rover is likely to roll into action this weekend. Rocket Lab's electron rocket failed to reach orbit after suffering an unexpected engine shutdown mid-flight. And the pentagon says a leaked video showing a mysterious spherical object is under investigation. Nathan Rarere asked the Founder of the Open Space Agency and director of the NASA-funded AI Lab, James Parr, what he thought about China's newly landed Mars Rover.