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Dr. Brent J. Bos, senior research physicist at NASA, will speak on “Engineering the Future: Pioneering Flight Missions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’ as part of the Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the Rowan Hall Auditorium (College of Engineering off Bowe Boulevard).

Dr. Brent J. Bos, senior research physicist at NASA, will speak on “Engineering the Future: Pioneering Flight Missions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’ as part of the Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the Rowan Hall Auditorium (College of Engineering off Bowe Boulevard).

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is preparing two ambitious robotic space flight missions to contribute to the understanding of the Universe. The OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission will launch in 2016 and explore a near-Earth asteroid that could potentially strike Earth in 2169. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will arrive at the asteroid in 2018 to scientifically investigate it and return a sample of asteroid material to Earth in 2023.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will launch in 2018 as a follow-on mission to the Hubble Space Telescope and observe the formation of the first stars and galaxies.

Bos’ talk will provide an overview of these two groundbreaking space flight missions and the status of the missions.

He is the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission’s optical systems lead and principal investigator. Bos authored/co-authored articles in many topic-related magazines and research journals and holds 26 U.S. patents.

The Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Engineering at Rowan University sponsors the Henry M. Rowan Speaker Series. Speakers from industry, government organizations and academia offer insights that expand classroom experiences.

 RSVP to Kathy Urbano at (856) 256-5309 or urbano@rowan.edu.

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