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Kobie Boykins: Exploring the Red Planet

November 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

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National Geographic Live
NASA Engineer

Kobie Boykins

Exploring the Red Planet

Sun, Nov 23, 3:00 p.m., Campbell Hall


“I honestly feel that we will have a person standing on the surface of Mars at some point in time, because there is something that is innate in human beings… that need to explore.” – Kobie Boykins

Few events in the last decade of space exploration have captured the world’s imagination like NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. The recent landing of Curiosity, aka the Mars Science Laboratory, made headlines after it turned up evidence of life-supporting conditions on Mars, including water. Kobie Boykins has a boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space, and Mars in particular, that’s infectious. The NASA engineer helped design solar arrays for previous rovers and now supervises Curiosity’s mobility and remote sensing teams. Join Boykins for an engaging evening exploring the Red Planet, with an update on the very latest chapter in the ongoing story of Mars exploration.


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