Oct. 17--CLAREMORE -- A NASA engineer will conduct a presentation about Jupiter on Oct. 25 at Rogers State University.
Tracy Drain, a systems engineer with NASA'sJet Propulsion Laboratory, will talk about "Exploring the Mysteries of Jupiter with Juno," at 1 p.m. in Health Sciences Room 131.
It is free and open to the public.
Drain is working on the Juno Mission to Jupiter. During her talk, she will provide background and an update on the mission, which is two years into a five-year journey. She will share details of the mission, including an overview of how the spacecraft works, how a gravity assist from the Earth will help it reach Jupiter and what scientists hope to learn about the largest planet in the solar system.
Drain is returning to RSU's campus as part of the AeroGames, a middle school and high school competition focusing on science and technology principles on Oct. 26. This is the second year for the event, which is sponsored by Google and RSU.
Drain, who also attended the inaugural AeroGames competition, will interact with the contestants and speak to the students at 2 p.m.Oct. 26 prior to the event's closing ceremony.
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