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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #240 on: 07/15/2015 01:18 AM »

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #241 on: 07/15/2015 01:33 AM »
The New Horizons Team is being welcomed into the briefing room with loud applause and cheers!
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #242 on: 07/15/2015 01:38 AM »
Mission manager pointing to the whole team on the stage: "These are the rock stars!"

"This mission demonstrates what this country, and what the world, can achieve, when we put our minds together."
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #243 on: 07/15/2015 01:38 AM »
Presser is properly underway.

Don't expect much news tonight. Good stuff starts coming over the next week. Months to get all of it.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #244 on: 07/15/2015 01:43 AM »
Stream died, so no coverage from me.

Looking forward to tomorrow.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #245 on: 07/15/2015 01:44 AM »
Bolden speaking.  Kids born the day NH launched - pretty cool.
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #246 on: 07/15/2015 01:46 AM »
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:

"Once again, our nation has achieved a first."

"An incredible day for everybody. New Horizons will return the most detailed measurements ever taken about Pluto. We have inspired a whole new generation." (points out "the Pluto Kids" in the audience - some children born the day NH launched).

"Today we have once again raised the bar of human potential."

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #247 on: 07/15/2015 01:46 AM »
lost my normal feed too..
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #248 on: 07/15/2015 01:50 AM »
The large group of New Horizon team members have now left the stage, to tremendous cheers.

John Grunsfeld, Alan Stern, Glen Fountain, and Alice Bowman, have been introduced to give some brief remarks.
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #249 on: 07/15/2015 01:50 AM »
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #250 on: 07/15/2015 01:50 AM »
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #251 on: 07/15/2015 01:52 AM »
DSN communications have ceased for the moment
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #252 on: 07/15/2015 01:53 AM »
John Grunsfeld:

"We made the history books. This moment can never be repeated."
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #253 on: 07/15/2015 01:54 AM »
John Grunsfeld: 'specifically for the mission op team, and especially for the mission manager: get some sleep, mom'
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #254 on: 07/15/2015 01:56 AM »
Some additional team members get recognized.

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #255 on: 07/15/2015 01:57 AM »
Glen Fountain:

"I can't express my thanks and my awe of this team."

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #256 on: 07/15/2015 01:59 AM »
Alice Bowman (to multiple chants of "Alice! Alice!")

"I can't express how I'm feeling about achieving a childhood dream."
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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #257 on: 07/15/2015 01:59 AM »
Alice Bowman: "I haven't had a lot of sleep." :)

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #258 on: 07/15/2015 02:01 AM »
Planetary Society: What kind of data?

Stern: Engineering data

Bowman: "The spacecraft was happy"

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Re: LIVE: New Horizons Pluto FlyBy - July 14, 2015
« Reply #259 on: 07/15/2015 02:03 AM »
One fact worth noting for posterity in the live thread is that the received signal strength at the Madrid 70m DSN station from NH was ~3x10-22 kW.
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