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June 1, 2015

#1532: New Horizons

New Horizons

[[Two people stand at a mission control terminal.]]

One: We made it! After all these years,

New Horizons

is finally revealing the surface of Pluto!

Two: Take





[[On the black screen, a small grayish circle appears.]]

[[It grows slightly larger, and a differentiation of colors can be seen, white and gray.]]

[[Larger still, now landmasses and water are visible.]]

[[It is now large enough to see that we are looking at the Earth, with Africa, Europe, and some of Asia visible.]]

[[One person is still looking at the screen while the other is walking away.]]

One: Ok, who did the calculations for the Jupiter slingshot maneuver?


Dammit, Steve…