NASA Mission to Pluto Operations Manager in Portugal

Alice Bowman at ISEC, Lisbon. (Photo: ISEC)
Alice Bowman at ISEC, Lisbon.

The American Embassy in Lisbon hosted Alice Bowman, NASA Mission Operations Manager (MOM) for the NASA’s New Horizon’s mission to Pluto. Ms. Bowman visited Porto, Braga, Aveiro, Lisbon, Reguengos de Monsaraz, and Ponta Delgada sharing her experience as the leader of this incredible mission to reach new horizons.

As Ambassador Sherman said when he introduced her in Alqueva, “Humanity’s push to space inspires all of us. I know I am inspired by the work of Ms. Bowman and all of her colleagues at the Applied Physics Lab and throughout NASA…The ways in which science and technology can improve our lives are only limited by our imagination and our ability to bring smart ideas to fruition through innovation and entrepreneurship.”

In a scientific but engaging way Alice Bowman addressed the exciting challenges science presents, focusing on her career, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the New Horizons mission to Pluto.