mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

New Horizons Has Launched

At 2:00 PM EST the New Horizons spacecraft launched successfully from Cape Canaveral. We're still watching the feed from NASA-TV, but everything looks good. The spacecraft will pass the Moon at roughly 11:00 PM tonight, eventually swing by Jupiter for a gravity assist, and in nine years will reach the planet (yes, I said planet) Pluto.

Thanks to everyone who joined me across the Internet as we watched the launch today.

I'll see you all back here in 2015.
Tags: science, space

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