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On to Pluto!
National Review Online, by Josh Gelernter

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/27/2014 5:55:42 AM

There has been some fanfare this week over the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11. If the celebration has made you despair at the listless state of today’s space program, you may be comforted by another astronomical date, a sort of pre-anniversary: One year from now, for the first time in human history, a probe will reach Pluto. The probe is a compact-car-sized NASA spaceship called New Horizons. It left Earth in 2006. Pluto’s a long way away. Pluto used to be our smallest, remotest planet, the ninth planet from the sun. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union redesignated Pluto as a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/27/2014 9:04:20 AM     (No. 9941831)

I don´t think there will be much to see on Pluto. More information on Jupiter would be interesting though, but our space program seems to be going dormant.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/27/2014 11:16:02 AM     (No. 9941998)

IMHO the program is dead. We have given up on that particular dream. Sorry, Buck Rogers. Next, the only space to explore would be that between our pResident´s two ears.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/27/2014 11:20:15 AM     (No. 9942006)

Funny. On our way to Pluto and we have Goofy for the VP!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 7/27/2014 11:41:14 AM     (No. 9942025)

Can´t Jon F´n Carry be made ambassador to Pluto?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: joew9, 7/27/2014 10:54:34 PM     (No. 9942533)

David Gelernter has a son named Joshua.
I wonder if this is him.

David Gelernter is a brilliant computer scientist and survivor of the unibomber.

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