Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New Horizons Mission To Pluto

In minutes, the NASA mission New Horizons will launch, with the destination of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. Currently the launch is in a built-in hold, with the NASA team analyzing strong winds and the possible effect on the launch.

Live-blogging coverage is available at space.com.

The event is getting press as CNN, FoxNews, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS.

The NASA has a page dedicated to New Horizons, including a live video feed if you want to see the launch and aren't near a TV.

Overall, I agree with Glenn at Instapundit:
Now we need to start resume moving humanity out beyond Earth orbit.
Good luck to all the people at NASA and elsewhere that have worked for years to prepare for this moment.

Update: The launch has been delayed due to unacceptably high winds.