Apparently the updates menu goes by the original post date, and this 2014 post is still buried. It shouldn’t be, since New Horizons is now closing in on its next target wa-a-a-a-a-a-y out there on the edge of the our little corner of the Universe. Also, people should check out that 2006 launch video again: that was powerful!
Update, October 5, 2018:
Just confirmed in New Horizons mission operations: spacecraft successfully completed its first course-correction on approach to its Jan. 1 flyby target in the Kuiper Belt! Details to come. pic.twitter.com/fYOzTl603f
— NASA New Horizons (@NASANewHorizons) October 4, 2018
Here is more information on the upcoming Ultima Thule encounter.
Somehow I missed updating this post for the Pluto flyby in 2015. Here is a video that NASA put up about a year ago to show us all what New Horizons saw up close:
Beautiful, but weird! I’m not a musician, but that silent video makes me want to write some music!
Let’s watch the 2006 launch of the fastest spacecraft ever to leave our planet.
Put on your hard hat and watch your speaker volume as an Atlas V rocket, Centaur rocket, and five solid rocket boosters light up.
Yeah. That baby took only 9 hours to reach the Moon.