Alice Bowman, the New Horizons Mission Operations Manager (MOM), talks about the voyage of NASA’s historic mission 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 January 1, 2019.
Alice will speak about this continuing journey through the eyes of the APL mission operations team and describe some of the technical, scientific, and personal challenges of piloting the New Horizons spacecraft across the solar system on its voyage to the farthest reaches of the planetary frontier.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Presented by the Canberra Deep Space Network (Canberra DSN).
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