CD on its way to Pluto


Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI) Source


About the mission:
New Horizons is a NASA unmanned mission to fly by Pluto and its moons. NASA may also approve flybys of one or more Kuiper Belt Objects. The craft was built primarily by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The mission's principal investigator is S. Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute. New Horizons was successfully launched on 19 January 2006. It is expected to arrive at Pluto in 2015

About the CD:
The compact disc containing more than 435,000 names is on the New Horizons spacecraft - on the way to Pluto.

The CD's journey:
Date of Launch: 2006-01-19, 19:00 UTC
Date of Pluto flyby: 2015-07-14
Currrent location: on its way...

My name on the New Horizons disk (original link)


Images: NASA/JPL/Cornell