"We are just starting to develop the technologies to reach out into space and it is going to be the next generation to take that through."


Monica Grady is a British space scientist and Professor of Planetary and Space Science at Open University. Grady specialises in the study of meteorites, and has made significant interventions in the understanding of Martian meteorites, the carbon and nitrogen isotope geochemistry of primitive meteorites, and more.

Her euphoric reaction to the successful landing of the space probe Rosetta on a comet in 2014 went viral, with Grady going as far as to hug the BBC's science editor in celebration.

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