Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Horizons-- Oh, No!

The New Horizons space probe may have shit the bed.

The spacecraft is nine days away from its closest point of approach to the Pluto-Charon dual-planet system. It's not now collecting science data. If they can't get it working, there will be no do-over.

I know of no proposals for another probe to Pluto. If New Horizons fails, we may not get another chance within the lifetime of anyone reading this.

1 comment:

Deadstick said...

Problem cleared.