Exploring Mars

Exploring Mars

It takes a massive team of scientists to further our understanding of the Solar system. As a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Kobie Boykins helps build spacecraft that unpeel the mysteries of our universe. Take a trip inside NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and learn what Mars can tell us about other planets as well as our own.


5 - 12


Earth Science, Astronomy, Engineering, Physics

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October 19, 2023

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