I have 10 GCSEs, 4 A Levels, one BSc in Physics and a EngD in Material Science.
I helped build a telscope. I 3D printed satellites.
Rocket scientist by day, baker by night.
My name is Emma and I’m supposed to be here to answer your questions but I thought I’d ask you a few of my own too while I talk to you about who I am and what I do, I hope you don’t mind. I’m 29 years old and I build rocket engines for a living.
I like watching films about aliens, reading and visiting castles. I play saxophone and support Liverpool FC. I am super obsessed with Harry Potter and I like to think I’m a bit like Hermione, mostly because of the curly hair (which Hogwarts House would you be in?).
Here is my grey cat called Sacha who likes to tap me on the face with his paw when he wants attention.
When I was younger, I wanted to be a spaceship but now that I’ve grown up a bit, I want to build spaceships. Oh, and once I made a cake for 200 people that had 60 eggs in and I managed to set fire to the mixer. I’m good at breaking things.
I build rocket engines for a living - I get to blow up the parts to test if they're strong enough.
What I'd do with the money
I would spent it on seeds to grow on Mars.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Very, very chatty.
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I got to hang out with James May and people from NASA.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be succesful.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I used to get in trouble for laughing because I sounded like a seagull.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I think I’d be a teacher or a lawyer.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
The Beatles (although also a massive fan of Beyonce, Bon Iver and Bonobo. Anyone beginning with B, really.).
What's your favourite food?
If pizza didn’t make me fat, I’d eat it every single day. Pepperoni is the best.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I’ve touched a bit of the moon.
Tell us a joke.
A neutron walks into a bar and orders a drink. The barman says, ‘For you, no charge’ (it didn’t have to be a good joke, did it?).