(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Crest Theatre and the Robert D.
Crest Theatre and the Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series present an afternoon with NASA engineer, Kobie Boykins.
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 powered 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. Most recently, Boykins was responsible for the design of actuators on Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, which safely landed on Mars on August 6, 2012.
Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $32 (balcony); $67/$47 (main floor; includes post-lecture reception & valet parking)
Thursday, 7 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $5 (student – full time collage with ID or ages 17 and under)