Return home marks end of U.S. space shuttle program...
And one of the most difficult and sad days in the heart of Americans...
Touching tribute, at the end...
A silver lining would be the discovery of planets, new moon bodies, all previously unknown; as the focus on human space flight was a priority.... And now, this looks like a unique reality today: #
New Pluto Moon Foreshadows More Surprises for NASA
[Probe En Route] [Read]
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer
A long journey
The New Horizons spacecraft launched in January 2006 on a mission to the faraway Pluto system, which has never been visited by a probe. That system is now known to harbor at least four moons: Charon, Nix, Hydra and P4.(More on this, later)