Send a note of congratulations to NASA's New Horizons team
Hi, all --
Checking back in quickly with one more update about the New Horizons spacecraft's mission to Pluto.
Around 8:00 a.m. Eastern yesterday, New Horizons passed within 8,000 miles of Pluto -- capturing even better images of the icy dwarf planet than those made earlier in the probe's approach.
Here is one of those remarkable, newly transmitted images:
It's been a pretty incredible couple of days.
To top it off, say congratulations to the New Horizons team -- and then forward this message to a friend who's been tracking the mission.
Dr. John P. Holdren
Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House