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Philosophical after the first day's launch attempt

John Spencer • January 17, 2006

Oh well, the Sun sets on an earthbound New Horizons at least one more time. The first day's launch attempt was a strange experience in retrospect.

New Horizons launch scrubbed for today.

Emily Lakdawalla • January 17, 2006

Well, it was a nail-biting morning and too bad that New Horizons didn't go but these things happen pretty frequently.

Less than 24 hours to New Horizons' Launch

John Spencer • January 16, 2006

New Horizons just experienced what we hope will be its last ever sunset on Earth. There will be three more sunsets to come.

Looking Forward to New Horizons' Launch

John Spencer • January 15, 2006

Another quick post from the Cape. Yesterday was our final pre-launch meeting of the Science Team.

Looking Forward to New Horizons' Launch

John Spencer • January 13, 2006

We're at the Cape! More properly, we're at Cocoa Beach just down the coast, having flown in from Denver today.

New Horizons progress report

Emily Lakdawalla • January 12, 2006

There's a new "Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report" from Kennedy Space Center and it looks like everything is on schedule for a Tuesday launch for New Horizons.

Looking Forward to New Horizons' Launch

John Spencer • January 12, 2006

This is probably my last missive before Jane and I leave for the Cape on Friday in preparation for the launch.

Great news for New Horizons

Emily Lakdawalla • January 09, 2006

I'll just make this an "all New Horizons" morning. The latest Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report from Kennedy Space Center has some good news for New Horizons.

What will happen just after New Horizons' launch

Emily Lakdawalla • January 09, 2006

Over the weekend, New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern posted a new "P.I. Perspective" on the official website, and it contained some interesting facts about what's planned for the days immediately following New Horizons' launch.

Looking Forward to New Horizons' Launch

John Spencer • January 09, 2006

I'm at home on a Sunday morning, five days before leaving for the Cape (assuming the current launch schedule, with the first launch opportunity on January 17th, continues to hold).

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