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Join AIAA@ASU for an engineering perspective in this Boeing Speaker Series event. Tobb Barber will be discussing the Curiosity rover’s mission to Mars. Funding for this event was generously provided by The Boeing Company.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Professional Networking: 6:00pm
Plated Dinner: 6:45pm
Presentation: 7:30pm
University Club, Heritage Room
It is free if you plan to attend only the presentation.

Barber’s presentation titled, “Red Rover, Red Rover: Send Curiosity Right Over,” will cover Curiosity’s mission to the red planet, as well as a brief history on the Mars rovers at JPL, scientific motivation for Curiosity, and the engineering challenges involved in getting Curiosity to the launch pad. Early mission science results will be presented, followed by a discussion of pop-culture’s reaction to the rover landing.

Barber is a JPL senior propulsion engineer and currently working as the lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini mission to Saturn and working part-time on the Mars Exploration Rover mission, Deep Impact mission and Mars Science Laboratory mission.

Dinner and cost
Dinner options include:

  • Herb Glazed All Natural Turkey Breast or Vegetable Pot Pie
  • Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables

Dinner Pricing:
Members: $22
1st Guess of Members: $22
Student/Educators: $7
Non-Members: $25
Kids: $5

Payment can be made through paypal or at the door. Register and find more information on the lecture.