Get set for an amazing encounter with Pluto, as the New Horizons spacecraft
is set for a close pass with Pluto, on or about July 15th!
The New Horizons spacecraft is unusual, in the fact that it has covered the distance between Earth and Pluto, in record time! Launched back on January 19th 2006, it has crossed this vast distance, in less than a decade.
Pluto has been described as a “Dwarf” planet since 2006, causing many to
rethink this decision, as Pluto has 5 moons of its own and may still be larger
than some of the other objects discovered in the Kuiper Belt!
Pluto, used the gravity assist of Jupiter in 2007, to help propel it to Pluto, in
Clyde Tombaugh, discovered Pluto in Arizona, back on February 18th, 1930.
I was very close with Dr.Tombaugh in the late 1970’s and had recorded many interviews with him.
Our dedicated website to his memory, is, www.keepplutoalive.com
Follow the latest with the New Horizons mission here:
Here is a direct link to an interview that I did with Patsy Tombaugh, the
Wife of Clyde Tombaugh…..done many years ago!