The Inner West Courier reports that Robert Brand VK2URB is hoping to break new ground with two space missions he is participating in.
The Sydney newspaper says he is involved in the communications system for the Team Stellar Lunar mission scheduled for 2014, as part of an entry in the Google Lunar X Prize.
In addition he is working on a UK-based Mars mission, scheduled for 2020, that aims to sniff out biological methane.
Read the newspaper article – From Sydney to Mars mission
Robert’s son Jason VK2FJAB was interviewed on Channel 9 TV earlier this year.
10 year old Radio Ham talks of his DIY Space Projects on TV http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=8821