The Grand Tour

(Discover Blogs::Out There) – Corey S. Powell:

In space exploration, there are a million ways that things can go wrong and just one way that they can go right. When the New Horizons probe skims less than 8,000 miles past the surface of Pluto on July 14, it will happen only because a large team of scientists, engineers, and mission planners managed to eliminate all the wrong and navigate their way to the right, a process that has taken more than 40 years to fully unfold. …

outthere/2015/07/10/how

New Horizons Pluto encounter

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