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Waiting is the hardest part

The New Horizons craft launching on the most powerful Atlas V rocket ever. Image by Ben Cooper

The New Horizons spacecraft took off in 2006 bound for Pluto. It took nine hours to make it past the moon. It wont arrive at Pluto until 2015. While we are waiting...

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recently arrived at the moon; it took five days. That is slow, but the good news is that soon I think we may have images of the Apollo moon landing sights. So have excuses ready moon conspiracy enthusiasts. In the mean time, keep waiting...

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