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Please join us this month via Zoom when Todd Barber, who gave us a terrific talk on Curiosity seven years ago, returns to the Niagara Frontier Section, this time to discuss the incredible – and ongoing – missions of Voyager 1 and 2. He'll discuss the once in every 176 years opportunity for a grand tour of the solar system that made the missions possible and the first ever encounters with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The subsequent interstellar mission and current status will be highlighted as well, "particularly the challenges of flying two geriatric spacecraft with a tiny flight team."
Todd is a senior propulsion engineer at JPL, who worked as the propulsion lead on the Cassini mission to Saturn following part-time work on the Mars Exploration Rover mission (Spirit and Opportunity), Deep Impact mission, and the Mars Science Laboratory mission, which landed the Curiosity rover on the red planet in 2012. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from MIT and has been with JPL since graduating in 1990.