Alumni Network: A conversation with Alice Bowman

New Horizons mission Director talks about the importance of STEM education, and importance of encouraging more girls and indigenous students to become involved.

Four BHP Science and Engineering Award alumni students with New Horizons mission Director Alice Bowman

Alice Bowman, Director of the NASA New Horizons mission, it was her years of training in science and engineering processes, methods and analytical thinking, not an instruction manual, that got her through the most terrifying moment of her career.

On 4 July 2015, with the spacecraft only ten days away from reaching Pluto, the operations center lost contact with the spacecraft. Read more