Getting NASA’s Pluto mission off the ground took blood, sweat and years

Alan Stern dishes about the new book ‘Chasing New Horizons’

Pluto

LOVE ALWAYS, PLUTO  New Horizons took this image of Pluto on July 14, 2015, when the spacecraft was 768,000 kilometers away from the dwarf planet’s surface — and 7.5 billion kilometers away from Earth. The journey to get the mission off the ground was a labor of love. 

NASA, APL, SwRI

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