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Alice Bowman,  New Horizons Mission Operations Manager and group supervisor of the Space Department’s Space Mission Operations Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
Alice Bowman, New Horizons Mission Operations Manager and group supervisor of the Space Department’s Space Mission Operations Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Md. woman leads New Horizons mission

Alice Bowman had early dreams of being an astronaut

It may be a long time before humans travel to the far reaches of the solar system, but Alice Bowman has done the next best thing. Bowman, 54, is the mission operations manager, or MOM, of the New Horizons mission, which brought Earthlings their most-detailed look yet at Pluto when the spacecraft flew past the dwarf ...

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