2019-01-01 – NEW HORIZONS MISSION (update)
On January 19, 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral heading for Pluto. On board is a CD with The Spotnicks name engraved on it (see certificate).
On July 14, 2015, the spacecraft passed close to Pluto!
On January 1, 2019, after thirteen years of space travel, the New Horizons probe has reached the mysterious Ultima Thule.
At this time, Ultima Thule was at a distance of almost 6.5 billion km from the Sun, making this the most distant planetary flyby that has yet been attempted.
Ultima Thule is the most distant celestial body that humans have been able to study up close.
And still on board on this ”trip” is a CD with The Spotnicks name engraved on it.
You can really say that The Spotnicks has been making a very long ’Space Walk’ so to speak…