Westrolled inside the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, N.Y., and browsed. We saw aircrafts and designs of airplanes. We strolled through the huge hall right near the entrance of the discussion space where Kobie Boykins would be. We aspired to fulfill Kobie, a NASA engineer.

Kobieassisted to develop the sis Mars rovers Spirit andOpportunity He likewise assisted create the rover Curiosity, which is still checking out to this day. Kobie will be developing numerous parts of the brand-new 2020 rover.

Inour viewpoint Kobie Boykins has an extremely passionate character. He does not take being well-known for approved. What we imply by that is he imitates a typical individual although he has actually achieved numerous things.

Wegot to see Kobie present photos about his rovers and photos ofMars He discussed the group’s latest rover, the Mars2020 If the brand-new 2020 rover was the most complex one he and his group will be developing or making, We asked him. He stated as far as the movement system, no, however the science is a lot advanced and more difficult than anything else he and his group have actually developed and crafted. This indicates that the majority of the engineering part will be the very same however the science will be a lot more able and sophisticated to obtain more precise outcomes on rock tests.

Heprovided for an hour, however we needed to leave early to obtain prepared for the interview. When Kobie came out, everybody viewed him. Some individuals brought him into the space where we would interview him. Cameras followed him, and we viewed as he spoke.

When he develops rovers and spaceships,

Westarted the interview by asking him if he felt under a lot of pressure. Due to the fact that of the pressure he puts on himself, He informed us that he does. He stated that the spacecraft is not exactly what is putting you because position, you simply wish to make it ideal.

Due to the fact that he stated that it was mainly hands-on,

Kobieinformed us that his preferred topic as a kid was physics. He was a visual student so he actually liked anything that he might play and touch with.

Wediscovered that Kobie likes to have fun with his 2 kids in his extra time, when he was more youthful, as well as now, he prefers to develop withLegos As he aged, he preferred to make drones. As you can inform, he constantly liked to integrate in his spare time.

Wehad a blast speaking with KobieBoykins It was such an excellent experience for us. Kobie was so good to us, and we discovered a lot about him.


AngelaLentini, Eddie Ricottone, Domenica Vitale and Owen Zwerling are Kidsday press reporters.

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