New Horizons Launch - January 14-19, 2006

In January of 2006, many of those who worked on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto (plus their family and friends) gathered at Cape Canaveral, Florida to witness the spacecraft's long-anticipated launch. Many events and fun outings served to build the excitement as launch day approached, and the drama that unfolded during the three days of attempts were only topped by the launch itself and the successful start of New Horizons' voyage. These pictures document one point of view during this great week - plus it was my first launch!