NH Pluto fly-By ...and a tribute to TPS from Paris!
Olivier de Goursac
July 18, 2015
Thanks to the NH Team and the great help from Alan Stern, we had great moments in Paris on the evening of the 15th of July 2015 at our National Science Museum where the Pluto encounter was on live show. I had the great honor to make the full NH mission presentation and I took this opportunity to highlight the important role the Planetary Society had in 2001 for its efficient lobbying at Washington D.C. that led to the re-start of the Pluto mission tender that was cancelled in 2000. I told the audience (this picture) that, without the strong lobbying of the Planetary Society and the tenacity of Alan Stern and his team, the New Horizons mission would have never been launched to Pluto!
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