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NASA’s latest Mars mission with Perseverance has two very interested Australians: Abigail Allwood and David Flannery – ABC News

Dr Abigail Allwood is the first woman — and Australian — to be a principal investigator on a Mars mission, and she’s starting to have “pinch me” moments ahead of…

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“Wow. My invention is going to land on Mars in a few days’ time.”
As NASA’s Perseverance rover gets ready to land on the Red Planet this week, Abigail Allwood has started to have “pinch me” moments.
Dr Allwood is the first woman and Australian to be a principal investigator on a Mars mission.
She admits she has tried to stay very low-key since Perseverance launched back in July.
“I was a bit disappointed with the launch. To me it was just like another Zoom meeting,” she says over Zoom from her home…

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