Last night I took Lauren (my grand-daughter) to the National Geographic Exploring Mars presentation at the Holand Center. Kobie Boykins was the speaker; Kobie is originally from Omaha and manages the engineering team that designed and built all of the moving parts of the Mars roving science lab Curiosity. Pretty awesome evening! Lauren and I both enjoyed it. Many thanks to Lisa Van Stratten for providing the tickets. After the presentation Lauren got to meet Kobie and had her picture taken holding one of the wheels used for testing a couple of the earlier Mars rovers.