Student Matinee | Exploring Mars
- Kobie Boykins, NASA Engineer
NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration.
Serving as chief engineer on the latest Mars rover, Opportunity, Boykins designed the actuators that control all of its moving parts and leading a team of engineers and dreamers at NASA's JPL.
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