Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

CLaSP Seminar Series - Alice Bowman

Date: January 19, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Space Research Building Auditorium, Room 2246

Our special guest for this week's CLaSP Seminar Series will be Alice Bowman, Mission Operations Manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Please join us! 

Title: "A View from the Bridge: Behind the Scenes of Spacecraft Operations."

Abstract: Spacecraft-based observations don’t just happen at the press of a button – they take a dedicated team of scientists and engineers, in a process that starts with the design of the spacecraft and keen knowledge of how to operate it. Alice Bowman leads the space mission operations group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and is the mission operations manager – the “MOM” – for NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.  Ms. Bowman will provide insight into the art of turning scientific desires into the commands that produce history making and inspiring images of distant worlds.