NASA’s Historic Mission to Pluto
February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
With Alice Bowman, New Horizons mission operations manager, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager, will talk about the voyage of NASA’s historic mission to Pluto, which led to the first flight past the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015. Experience this journey through the eyes of the mission operations team as Bowman describes some of the challenges of piloting the small robotic spacecraft through the solar system for nearly a decade. Her team itself was part of history, operating a spacecraft that had to travel longer and farther than any mission ever to reach its main target.