I am really excited by New Horizons. It is not often a major leap forward in our understanding of universe happens. I was too young to appreciate what the Viking and Voyager missions did for us. But I am following the great space explorations of our time: Rosetta, Cassini-Huygens (hard to believe we are approaching end-of-life to this incredible mission), Messenger, Curiosity and so much more.
Now – in just two days’ time – we are going to see Pluto up-close and personal.
I really cannot do this any more justice than what Bad Astronomy wrote about it. There are some great links and videos in that post.
I hate to end this post on a down note; but we desperately need to increase the funding of NASA. All of humanity benefits from space exploration.