Excitement is running high at Moonbase as NASA's New Horizons probe moves ever closer to the binary system of Pluto and Charon. Seeing our 'new' neighbours up close and personal for the first time is going to be just ace. Moonbase Central hasn't been this excited since Project SWORD left a dying Earth!
Its taken New Horizons 10 years and 3 Billion miles to get to Pluto. With under a million miles left to go the probe will fly-by the dwarf and its moon at approximately 00:49 UK time on the 14th July [7:50 EDT]. The mission then zooms out of our immediate System into the outer edge of the Kuiper Belt and beyond. Exciting stuff to say the least! Go plutonic yourself directly with NASA on their site. Are you excited readers?
We need to get a Project SWORD base on Pluto as soon as poss readers. But which SWORD or SpaceX ship or ships could make the 3 billion mile 10 year voyage and why?