It Really IS Rocket Science!!

    October 12, 2017
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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    University of Indianapolis- Schwitzer Student Center
    1400 East Hanna Ave

    Alice Bowman, Mission Operations Manager of NASA's New Horizons Deep Space mission.  Discusses the planning and execution of the ultimate engineer-to-order (ETO) supply chain, a multi-decade endeavor.  Launched in 2006, New Horizons conducted a six-month-long reconnaissance flyby study of Pluto and its moons in summer 2015.

    Who should attend: Anyone seeking greater understanding of ETO planning and operations; any and all space geeks.

    More about Alice Bowman:

    Currently a member of the Principal Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD where she leads the Space Exploration Sector’s Space Mission Operations Group and serves as Mission Operations Manager (MOM) for NASA’s New Horizons mission.  Ms. Bowman supervises approximately 44 staff members who operate deep-space and Earth-orbiting spacecraft.  As the New Horizons MOM, Ms. Bowman led the team that controlled the spacecraft that made the historic flyby of Pluto in July 2015 and then continued deeper into the solar system’s distant Kuiper Belt region. Ms. Bowman’s experience also includes national defense space operations, systems engineering, program management, engineering management, space systems and space instrument development and deployment.  Ms. Bowman earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and chemistry from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has served on the International SpaceOps Committee since 2009.

    Ticket price includes: admission and dinner


    $20.00 Student Guest