Alan Stern: NASA’s New Horizon mission showcases cost-efficient space exploration

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Space exploration ranks among the most important scientific endeavors and among the most exciting. But it’s also the most expensive. A single probe can cost $1 billion and sometimes it takes hundreds of people to track and maintain it. But NASA’s New Horizon mission that got really close to Pluto also shows how to avoid billions in potential costs. NASA planetary scientist Alan Stern, who works for the Southwest Research Institute, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.