Planetary Radio • May 28, 2007

New Horizons at Jupiter: A Report From Alan Stern

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Alan Stern

New Horizons Principal Investigator for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

He may now be an Associate Administrator at NASA, but he's still Principal Investigator for humankind's first trip to Pluto. Alan Stern provides a triumphant report on the recent flyby of Jupiter completed by the New Horizons spacecraft. Emily Lakdawalla explains how interplanetary navigators plot the courses of New Horizons and its sistercraft, while Bruce Betts tells Mat Kaplan about the busy night sky and opens another space trivia contest on What's Up!