Museum goers and students discovered how NASA’s New Horizons mission will unlock the mysteries of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt system from members of the New Horizons team during the May 14 Plutopalooza at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The Explorers Club hosted members of the New Horizons team during the May 13 Plutopalooza. Together, they presented an active overview of the mission and the men and women who make it possible, then answered questions and interacted with the crowd. » View 20 images
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory welcomed science bloggers, independent writers and educators for one of two New Horizons NASA Social events on June 6. Guests learned details about the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond, and got an inside look at APL and its spacecraft construction and testing facilities. » View 18 images
The cadre of New Horizons educators converged on APL for a 3-day workshop in August. These K-12 master educators were trained on mission science and engineering goals as well as New Horizons curriculum materials, and will carry out their own regional teacher workshops on the mission. The APL workshop included an opportunity to see the New Horizons spacecraft while it was in testing at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center., and several discussions with key mission scientists and engineers. These teachers will lead the New Horizons National Teacher Workshop at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., during launch week in January. » View 8 images
Photo features the women of the New Horizons Science Team during a tour of Launch Complex 41 -- and a look at the Atlas V launch vehicle -- in November 2005 at Kennedy Space Center.
Undergrads and grad students from across the country took part in hands-on internships during the integration and test phase of the New Horizons and STEREO missions this summer. Participating students were from the NASA Minority University-SPace Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN) and NASA Academy programs. Each student worked side-by-side with a mission team "mentor" for 8 weeks.
SDC is an instrument used to measure dust impacts at the New Horizons spacecraft during its entire trajectory and is being built by students at the University of Colorado!
August 2004 NASA Solar System Educator Training in Salt Lake City, Utah featuring New Horizons' Fran Bagenal (Science Team - University of Colorado) and Alice Bowman (Mission Operations Manager - JHU/APL) » View 7 images
April 2004 National Science Teachers Association Conference -Atlanta, Georgia "Voyage to Pluto, Charon and Beyond"
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