Journey to Planet Post Office

Dr. Alan Stern who led the New Horizons mission to Pluto recently visited his local Post Office

Dr. Alan Stern who led the New Horizons mission to Pluto recently visited his local Post Office

Pluto visionary visits home Post Office to purchase New Horizons commemorative stamps.

Dr. Alan Stern, the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto paid a visit to his home Post Office in Boulder, CO to purchase the new Pluto—Explored! and Views of Our Planets Stamps, issued in honor of his mission and interplanetary exploration.

“What an honor this was to the more than 2,500 people who worked on this project,” said Dr. Stern. “And for me, this is highly satisfying to see my home Post Office carry this stamp.”

Dr. Stern earned his doctorate in astrophysics and planetary science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Working with Boulder’s Southwest Research Institute, he has been the primary lead behind the Pluto Mission.

 

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