New Horizon speeds off toward Pluto (and I really mean SPEED)

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10927034/

    It's the fastest spacecraft ever built, they said it will reach the moon's orbit in 9 hours! (it took Apollo 11 three days!) It will reach Jupiter within a year! Problem is Pluto is so far out it will take 9 years to get there. It's a long time to wait, but it will be so awesome to see it up close!
     
  2. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    now finally the mystery of what exactly pluto is, can actually be solved, i mean i've heard of it could be a comet, a moon *to a planet either out of our solo system, or to a planet that is no longer there, and it is just drifting* or what, so i am excited.
     
  3. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    man i wish they started this 9 years ago! :D 
     
  4. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    About time it got off the ground.
     
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    Let's make this thread sticky till it reaches Pluto.. ;) 
     
  6. Predaking

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    In another 50-100 years they might be able to take people to the moon under 1 hour! We'll have real Star Tours to all the planets and back! :thumbs2: 
     

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