Thursday, January 19, 2006

Lift off!

The New Horizons space probe just launched on its nine-year trek to Pluto.

Here’s an amazing fact: NBC’s Jay Barbree just reported that the spacecraft is traveling so fast it will pass the moon in nine hours. It took the Apollo astronauts three days to get to the moon!

So how fast is New Horizons? Barbree just said it’s moving at 36,000 mph.

Hopefully in 2015 New Horizons will reach its destination and we can learn all about Pluto, the ninth planet in our solar system.


PLANET3RRY said...

Way cool! Thanks for putting th link up. A dream job of mine would be an astronaut, even if just for one mission!

Well, I guess my name kind of hints to the whole spcae theme...

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