Aug 31st 2015

Triangulation 215

Alan Stern: Principal Investigator for New Horizons

Hosted by Leo Laporte
What is a principal investigator?
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Guests: Alan Stern
Category: News

Alan Stern is an American engineer and planetary scientist. He is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Chief Scientist at Moon Express.

New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as part of NASA's New Frontiers program. The spacecraft was launched to study Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper belt, performing flybys of the Pluto system and one or more other Kuiper belt objects.

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