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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons

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Pluto! Yay!

The New Horizons probe launched perfectly this afternoon and is onto its way on a nine year trip to Pluto.

And they just announced that it's carrying the ashes of Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930, and who died in 1997. I imagine they held off announcing that until the launch on the chance it would end up on the bottom of the Atlantic.

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Try Spaceflight Now (http://www.spaceflightnow.com/) for pictures. They have video, but you have to pay for a membership to see it.

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