Us, Jaycee and Principal Investigator discussed on Planetary Radio

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This fuzzy ball and it said not yet explored pluto not yet explored was an artist conception because all they could do and that became a bit of a dare to a lot of people by exploration dare a little unfinished business eight at a nine we're not gonna leave it that way of course the ultimate irony in that is that not only did that help foment people who are in the story of jaycee new horizons to go and and formulate a mission to pluto and fight for it but as we were getting very close to launching i made a decision as mission principal investigator that we would pace that stamp on the spacecraft and flight and pluto's face and get cancelled and we did that then at the fly by in july of twenty fifteen when i told that story and we held up a big stamp three feet on a side right to the crowd assembled at the johns hopkins applied physics lab thousands of people i didn't know it but in the audience was the us postmaster general and she was so galled by that stamp now having been inaccurate that she immediately initiated a pluto explored stamp which you can now buy and the stamp that allan and his colleagues held up there at the fly by it was a giant copy of that one that said could

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