The videos have been posted of the panels in Monday’s two-part NASA event (see earlier posting) about the New Horizons Pluto mission and comparing that probe’s passing the orbit of Neptune with the 25th anniversary of the Voyager 2 fly-by of Neptune.

A panel discussion of the New Horizons project:

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NASA’s Mission to Pluto was a two part televised science event at NASA headquarters on August 25 – the same date that the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft passed the orbit of Neptune on its way to Pluto and exactly 25 years after the Voyager spacecraft’s encounter with Neptune in 1989. During the first event, entitled NASA’s New Horizons Pluto Mission: Continuing Voyager’s Legacy of Exploration, NASA scientists and officials discussed the two missions.

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Five participants in the Voyager 2 fly-by of  Neptune in 1989 reminisce and compare that event with next year’s New Horizon’s fly by of Pluto:

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NASA’s Mission to Pluto was a two part televised science event at NASA headquarters on August 25 – the same date that the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft passed the orbit of Neptune on its way to Pluto and exactly 25 years after the Voyager spacecraft’s encounter with Neptune in 1989. During the second event, entitled New Horizons-Voyager Connections: Memories from the Team, several New Horizons science team members gave personal accounts of their work during the Voyager Neptune encounter and discussed their new assignments on the Pluto mission.