Permanent Human Settlement of the Earth, Space and Ocean Frontiers

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Pluto or Bust!

The New Horizons Mission to the far reaches of our solar system is on its way!

The spacecraft has successfully separated from its third stage booster and is now speeding away from the earth at more than 36,000 miles per hour - the fastest object ever built by man. It will pass the orbit of the moon by 11:00PM tonight EST. More details to follow tomorrow.

Photo taken by the author at launch site at 2:00PM EST today.