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Scientist. Space Explorer. Optimist. Pilot. Dad. Not necessarily in that order. Follow my New Horizons Twitter feed @NewHorizons2015.

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AlanStern
AlanStern
what might have been had chosen our other flyby target 2014 pn70 twice as big as today would have been its fly
What might have been! Had @NewHorizons2015 chosen our other flyby target,
2014 PN70, twice as big as #UltimaThe, today would have been its flyby day! #Space #Science #NASA
AlanStern
AlanStern
upgraded for the leg ny to houston and the lpsc50 science conference
Upgraded for the leg NY to Houston and the #LPSC50 science conference!
AlanStern
AlanStern
headed to breakfast with sternsaid in brooklyn
Headed to breakfast with @SternSaid in Brooklyn!
AlanStern
AlanStern
headed to breakfast in brooklyn
Headed to breakfast in Brooklyn!
AlanStern
AlanStern
89 years ago today in 1930 on the anniversary of percival lowell s birth lowell observatory announced the disc
89 years ago today, in 1930 on the anniversary of Percival Lowell's birth Lowell Observatory announced the discovery of #Pluto! Happy and day t#PercivalLowello you all!
AlanStern
AlanStern
part of kb
Part of KB.
AlanStern
AlanStern
happy birthday to my kid kate i m so proud of you a every day have a wonderful birthday i ll call tonight
Happy birthday to my kid Kate, I'm so proud of you a every day! Have a wonderful birthday-- I'll call tonight!
AlanStern
AlanStern
sure was fun doing the panel together with rodpyle
Sure was fun doing the panel together with @rodpyle
AlanStern
AlanStern
im in tucson hiking at 80f and carole is home in boulder county shoveling snow at 4f riskbusiness
I’m in #Tucson hiking at 80F and Carole is home in #Boulder county shoveling snow at 4F. #RiskBusiness
AlanStern
AlanStern
know much about the nsf check this cool new video out
Know much about the @NSF ? Check this cool new video out: https://t.co/enVkpjrxMN

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AlanStern
AlanStern
breakingsignal has just been received at mission control new horizons has successfully started its flyby progr
BREAKING…Signal has just been received at mission control, New Horizons has successfully started its flyby program of stored commands and the exploration of Ultima Thule 4 billion miles away! THIS IS IT FOLKS, FLYBY HAS BEGUN! Go New Horizons!!
#NASA #Science #SPACE#ULTIMAFLYBY
AlanStern
AlanStern
we will rock you ck this clip from science team meeting when i thanked brian may for his many contributions wa
WE, WILL ROCK YOU! Ck this clip from @NewHorizons2015 science team meeting when I thanked Brian May for his many contributions. Wait for my nerdy team's team's priceless response! Thanks to @tedstryk for this video! #NASA #Space #SCIENCE #UltimateThule #UltimaFlybyRTs please!
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AlanStern
AlanStern
tally ho ultima thule an ancient relic of solar system formation 4 billion miles away as dark as dirt amp shin
TALLY HO ULTIMA THULE!! An ancient relic of solar system formation, 4+ billion miles away, as dark as dirt, & shining only in the faint sunlight of the Kuiper Belt. Here it is, in a New Horizons imaging sequence. SEE IT MOVE, AGAINST THE STARS? TALLY HO! We'll be there on Monday!
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AlanStern
AlanStern
mission control right now nasanewhorizons newhorizons2015
Mission control right now! ⁦@NASANewHorizons⁩ ⁦@NewHorizons2015⁩
AlanStern
AlanStern
right this minute nasas spacecraft is firing its engines out in the kuiper belt to home in on our next flyby t
RIGHT THIS MINUTE, NASA’s spacecraft is firing its engines out in the Kuiper Belt to home in on our next flyby target!! That target is an ancient world called Ultima Thule. This engine burn is the farthest ever made by any spacecraft. ULTIMA, HERE WE COME!
AlanStern
AlanStern
its happening flyby is upon us is healthy and on course the farthest exploration of worlds in history
IT’S HAPPENING!! Flyby is upon us! @NewHorizons2015 is healthy and on course! The farthest exploration of worlds in history! #Science #NASA #Space #UltimaFlyby #UltimaThule
AlanStern
AlanStern
the long hibernation for new horizons is ending yes tonight we ll take our bird out of its almost 6 month long
The LONG hibernation for New Horizons is ending! Yes, tonight we'll take our bird out of its almost 6-month long hibernation and into active ops to begin flyby preps for Ultima Thule at New Years day 2019! GO NEW HORIZONS! #PlutoFlyby
AlanStern
AlanStern
right now is as close to ultima as the moon is to earth in 7 hours we ll be at closest approach and as close a
RIGHT NOW, @NewHorizons2015 is as close to Ultima as the Moon is to Earth. In 7 hours we'll be at closest approach and as close as LA is to DC! #NASA #Space #Science #UltimaFlyby #UltimaThule
AlanStern
AlanStern
it s happening it s happening new horizons is awake after a nearly 6 month hibernation flyby preparations for
IT'S HAPPENING! IT'S HAPPENING! New Horizons is awake after a nearly 6 month hibernation. Flyby preparations for Ultima Thule begin shortly!
AlanStern
AlanStern
prepare for some cool new ultima thule news and pics tomorrow way better than this stuff wait for it wait for
Prepare for some cool new @NewHorizons2015 Ultima Thule news and pics tomorrow! Way better than this stuff— wait for it— wait for it! #Space #NASA #UltimaThule #Science
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