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Kobie Boykins: Exploring Mars

Monday, February 4, 2019 7:00PM
Victoria Theatre

Kobie Boykins: Exploring Mars

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Kobie Boykins: Exploring Mars

NASA mechanical engineer KOBIE BOYKINS is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Boykins has worked on projects from Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rovers to Ocean Surface Topography Mission over more than 10 years at the lab. He was involved in the NANOROVER/MUSES-CN microver technology and flight task and has worked many preproposal and proposals as a member of Team X. Boykins served as the CogE of the Mars Exploration Rover’s Solar Array Mechanisms and Structures and as a member of the ATLO team. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Victoria Theatre Association presentations.

Run Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)

Photo courtesy of JPL/NASA.