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Where Is My Name?
post Feb 5 2006, 06:34 AM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Feb 4 2006, 04:37 PM)
No, the SNAP is actually pretty warm...  biggrin.gif

We don't have a SNAP, but their GPHS cousins are a good standin.
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post Feb 8 2006, 01:17 PM
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"Where is my name?" was the question that my wife asked me last week. She submitted her name through the website, but in searching the database last week, she couldn't locate her name. She says she couldn't possibly have made a mistake, therefore it's obviously NASA's fault.

Might I suggest that we bring NH back here - just briefly, mind you - so that we can correct the disk? We can then send it merrily back on its way.

As she tells me when we leave the house late for appointments because it took her longer than planned to put on her make-up, "You can just drive faster".

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post Feb 8 2006, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (ilbasso @ Feb 8 2006, 06:17 AM)
Might I suggest that we bring NH back here - just briefly, mind you - so that we can correct the disk?  We can then send it merrily back on its way. 

I'm all for it! I couldn't submit my name the first time around 'cause I missed the deadline. I wouldn't mind NH coming back so I'll have a second chance

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post Feb 18 2006, 05:02 AM
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New Horizons Digital Time Capsule

It's a long journey to Pluto -- nine years will pass from the time New Horizons launches in January 2006 until the spacecraft arrives in 2015. Meanwhile, the Earth the spacecraft leaves behind will not be the same as the Earth that witnesses the images and data New Horizons sends back from the last unexplored planet in our solar system. What will Earth be like in nine years' time? How will that world of tomorrow have changed compared to our world today?

The Planetary Society, in conjunction with the New Horizons mission, invites children and adults around the world to send a message to future Earth -- a New Horizons Digital Time Capsule from those who launched the mission to the inhabitants of Earth who receive its results nearly a decade later.

The New Horizons Digital Time Capsule will consist of photographs of things in 2006 that people expect will be transformed by 2015. How will life on our planet have changed in those intervening years? More than a billion people will be born, and a billion die; new technologies could revolutionize daily life; the rapid pace of change will have transformed not only our own lives but also cities and entire countries. Earth will have discovered other new horizons while the New Horizons mission cruised through interplanetary space.

The New Horizons Digital Time Capsule will be placed on a DVD and kept securely at Planetary Society Headquarters in Pasadena, California with a backup copy stored with the New Horizons project. As the spacecraft approaches its rendezvous with Pluto, it will send back a "family portrait" of the Pluto system. The return of this image from the spacecraft will be used as the signal for the time capsule to be opened and shown to Earth 2015. As we see a close up family portrait of Pluto and its moons, we will also look back on the images of Earth as it was when the spacecraft started its journey.

How to enter: Read the contest rules; take your photo and compose a caption; and enter your photo online for selection as part of the New Horizons Digital Time Capsule!


"After having some business dealings with men, I am occasionally chagrined,
and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
and coarse. But the longest intercourse with Nature, though in her rudest moods, does
not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

- Henry David Thoreau, November 15, 1853

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