« Tuesday August 13, 2013 »
Start: 7:00 pm
  National Geographic Live Speaker Series presented by Kepler's and The Fox Theatre Kobie Boykins: Exploring Mars: The Next Generation Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. Fox Theatre Redwood City, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City 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 power 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. Boykins shares his passion for space exploration by recounting the design and construction of the rovers and the story of their successful missions. Tickets are available now at Kepler's and the Fox Theatre   
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