Lunch and Learn
NASA’s New Horizons Mission
Friday, January 25 | 11:30 am | Multi-Purpose Room
Lunch provided. 100-person capacity. Free-will offering. Registration required. Sign up at here.
St. Joseph 55+ Adult Ministry will join St. Joseph School middle school students to learn about the interplanetary space probe engineered by the Johns Hopkins University applied physics laboratory and launched as part of NASA’s new frontiers program.
Join Mark “Indy” Kochte, mission analyst for NASA’s New Horizons Mission, on a journey of wonder to places in our own solar system that the awesome Hubble Space Telescope can barely see.
New Horizons made history in July 2015 when it famously zoomed past Pluto. Today, it is closing in on its next flyby target, a frigid chunk of ice and rock about 4 billion miles from Earth called Ultima Thule, set for January 1, 2019, at 12:33 am EST. Kochte has had key roles in several historic NASA and JHU Applied Physics Lab missions: the Hubble Space Telescope, FUSE (Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer), the MESSENGER mission, until its sudden impact-on-Mercury end in 2015, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.