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National Geographic Live – Kobie Boykins

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Date:
Thursday, March 28
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Website:
bushnell.org/

A dynamic young engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins is on the front line of Mars exploration. Boykins designed the solar arrays that power the Mars exploration rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Landing on Mars on January 25, 2004, Opportunity was designed to survive a mission lasting approximately 90 days. Remarkably, the rover continues to traverse the surface of Mars to this day, sending back valuable scientific data. An engaging public speaker who puts a fresh face on America’s space program, Boykins recounts the challenges and triumphs of the Mars exploration rover missions, sharing remarkable images and discoveries that continue to come to us from the Red Planet.