New Horizons' mission flawless thanks to scientists from Colorado
January 9, 2019
Photo credit to NASA, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Southwest Research Institute.
Any one of a thousand things could have gone wrong, causing New Horizons’ flyby to Ultima Thule, four billion miles from Earth, to fail. But the team of scientists led by Niwot’s Dr. Alan Stern made the most distant space mission ever a smashing success on the first day of 2019.
“It not only worked, it worked flawlessly,” Stern said. “Every single scientific instrument worked, the sp...