The ExoMars Rover takes a test drive
On Monday, the first part of the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission will blast off for Mars. Two years from now, all being well, the Rover being built at Space City UK - the first Rover built outside America - will follow. It's goal is to travel across the Martian surface, drilling down into the ancient rock to look for the building blocks of life - or even life itself.
Paul Meacham is lead systems engineer on the ExoMars Rover, and talked 5 live’s Sarah Brett through the controls.