Saturday, April 12, 2003
NASA to finally go to Pluto?
It was the last planet discovered, the farthest from Earth, and now Pluto is finally going to get a visit from a spacecraft.
The New Horizons spacecraft and its mission to the last stop in the solar system has been in the planning stages for about a decade, and has more than once been shoved onto NASA's back burner.
But this week NASA gave the go-ahead for engineers and scientists to build the spacecraft that will hopefully launch in January 2006 and reach the chilliest, most distant world by 2015.