WALL TOWNSHIP — The InfoAge Science and History Museums will host a May 20 talk by Alice Bowman, mission operations manager [MOM] for NASA’s New Horizons mission.
Ms. Bowman will discuss NASA’s historic voyage to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt – which culminated with the first flight past the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015 and the first encounter with a Kuiper Belt object [KBO] on Jan. 1, 2019.
According to the Society of Women Engineers [SWE] Magazine, Ms. Bowman developed the beacon-hibernation operations concept that decreased costs and extended spacecraft hardware life. In part because of her contributions, New Horizons is recognized as a model for future deep-space exploration missions.
She will speak about New Horizons’ continuing journey and describe some of the technical, scientific and personal challenges of piloting the spacecraft across the solar system to the farthest reaches of the planetary frontier.
Admission for the event is $20. Tickets can be purchased online at infoage.org/bowman before May 17.
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