Humankind took its closest look at Pluto earlier this week
NASA’s New Horizons probe completed the first ever flyby of the planet and sent back photos and data as proof. The New Horizons mission is a breakthrough journey for space exploration and will answer important questions about Pluto’s surface properties, geology, interior makeup and atmospheres during its five-month visit.
Interestingly, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland designed, built and operated the New Horizons spacecraft and manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. CannonDesign is proud to be currently working with Johns Hopkins University on programming and planning studies for their campus as they continue their breakthrough research efforts for NASA and across myriad other fields.
Images of Pluto
The “mission control” images in media outlets covering the flyby are glimpses inside Johns Hopkins University’s Space Department. The images of Pluto and its moons are also worth taking a peek at too.
New Horizons Mission Manager Alice Bowman commented in this CNN.com article that “I have to pinch myself,” when she thinks about all the mission has accomplished. Our team at CannonDesign feels the same way when we’re consistently wowed and inspired by the breakthrough work our clients achieve in science, health, space and beyond.