Exploring Mars: The Next Generation With Kobie Boykins, Nasa Engineer

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In 2004, the successful deployment of the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity launched a new era of scientific investigation. For Kobie Boykins, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the rovers’ success was also a personal triumph: he helped design and build the solar arrays that enabled to rovers to keep going long after their planned 90-day life.

Now, Boykins is also intimately involved with our latest venture to Mars, as supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing mast teams for the Mars Science Laboratory, better known as Curiosity. For work on this and other compelling projects, Boykins last year received a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, one of the highest honors given to NASA employees and contractors.

Boykins’ boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space, and Mars in particular, is infectious. Join him for an engaging evening exploring the Red Planet⎯with an update on the very latest chapter in the ongoing story of Mars exploration.

Get your season tickets for the 2015-2016 National Geographic Live! series today and save: http://www.strazcenter.org/Tickets-Events/Season-Tickets/2015-2016-National-Geographic-Live

Single tickets go on sale to the public on July 31.
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