Our Guest Speaker for Feb 2013 was Dr. Alan Stern, planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He presented "New Horizons to Planet Pluto: Exploring The Frontier of Our Solar System"

New Horizons is NASA's mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006 and will begin its encounter studies of Pluto in early 2015, culminating on 14 July 2015 with a close approach just 12,500 km from Pluto.

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