Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We’ll Arrive At Pluto : NPR

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    Scott’s Legacy: Mars (Programme 3) — One hundred years ago, the first humans reached the South Pole of this planet. More than 40 years ago, man first walked on the moon. When will our species first set foot to explore the planet Mars? Kevin Fong seeks a likely launch date, and asks who will get us there and why we really need to explore the Red Planet. He talks to Elon Musk, founder of the rocket company SpaceX. The commercial space pioneer claims that he has worked out to take humans to Mars for $500,000 per passenger with a new kind of reusable spacecraft.

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  2. Dr. Alan Stern & Dr. David Grinspoon: “Chasing New Horizons: Inside the […]” | Talks at Google

    Dr. Alan Stern is the Principal Investigator, leader of the New Horizons mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. Dr. David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, an advisor to NASA on space-exploration strategies, and a distinguished author. They are the co-authors of a new book “Chasing New Horizons - inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto”.

    While in town for promoting their book, Stern & Grinspoon talked about the inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time: flying a small NASA spacecraft called ‘New Horizons’ by Pluto, more than 3 billion miles from earth.

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  3. A Friend For Pluto: Astronomers Find New Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System : The Two-Way : NPR

    The object known for now as 2014 UZ224 is only about 330 miles across and takes 1,100 years to orbit the sun. But one of the most interesting things about it is the way researchers found it.

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