New horizons: I like science OK but I like history better and that is what intrigues me about the New Horizons spacecraft's visit to Pluto. You see history only becomes history when a person or group of people decides to do something extraordinary. Everyday things don't make the news - only big, bold, risks are captivating enough to make the first page of USA today.
As I read the story I was inspired… The spacecraft took a 3,000,000,000 mile, 9 1/2 year journey to Pluto. Did you get that? 3,000,000,000 miles and 9 1/2 years. How far are you willing to go...how much time are you willing to invest in achieving your dream? Not only was this journey time consuming but according to the article "it would only take a speck of dust the size of a grain of rice to mortally wound the spacecraft." A spec the size of a grain of rice is all it would've taken to destroy a $720 million mission. Talk about being willing to take big risks.
#DreamChasers, let this be a reminder to us once again that it's only impossible until it's done. Until that signal was received yesterday no human made object had ever been that close to Pluto. Now history has been made and you best believe more big, bold moves are to come.
Though the journey may be long and seemingly never ending, keep going.
Though it you've invested more you dare count, keep believing.
Though it seems like just one bad move could cause your Jenga of a dream to come tumbling down, keep playing.
New Horizons await not just for science, but for us IF we don't quit.
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