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Waking Up on Pluto's Doorstep: New Horizons Comes Out of Hibernation

A Live Planetary Society Webcast on YouTube 

After nearly nine years in space, with most of that time spent in hibernation, the New Horizons spacecraft is about to awaken for its historic flyby of Pluto and Charon. Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for a special conversation originating at Planetary Society headquarters.  Guests include:

Bonnie Buratti
New Horizons Co-Investigator
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Hal Weaver (Tentative)
New Horizons Project Scientist
John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Felicia Sanders
Deep Space Network New Horizons Liaison
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

And an exclusive, recorded conversation with Principal Investigator Alan Stern.

As we wait for New Horizons to phone home we’ll talk about this ambitious, exciting mission and what lies ahead. The spacecraft will make its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015. Unprecedented images and science will start arriving much sooner. New Horizons will use Pluto’s gravity to slingshot itself toward an even more distant object at the edge of the solar system.

Watch it on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.

Ask us questions throughout the livestream using #AskMat.

Details

Waking Up on Pluto's Doorstep: New Horizons Comes Out of Hibernation
December 6, 2014, 6 to 7 p.m. PT (December 7, 2014, 2 to 3 a.m. GMT)
http://youtube.com/planetarysociety

 

Please direct all inquiries about this event to Mat Kaplan at mat.kaplan@planetary.org.

After nearly nine years in space, with most of that time spent in hibernation, the New Horizons spacecraft is about to awaken for its historic flyby of Pluto and Charon. Join Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan for a special conversation originating at Planetary Society headquarters.
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