NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
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NOVA Visits New Horizons
A crew from the PBS science series NOVA visited the New Horizons mission operations center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., recently to film segments for a program on “The Pluto Files,” based on astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s book of the same name. New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern sparred with author and program host Tyson about Pluto’s planetary status, before providing an overview of the mission and spacecraft. Below are some photos from the Nov. 17 shoot; the episode is tentatively scheduled to air in early March 2010.