19 January 2006

To Pluto

New Horizons page is at http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/.

Per NASA: "New Horizons is the first mission to the last planet - the initial reconnaissance of Pluto-Charon and the Kuiper Belt - sent out to explore the mysterious worlds at the edge of our solar system"

It is right that we conduct these exploratory scientific missions. The search for knowledge of our universe is both primal and important. I just really hope this guy makes it to his destination intact and working...it'll be 2015 when it gets to Pluto-Charon. I'll try to keep my fingers crossed for 9 years!