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Joe Peterson
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Some pics from the New Horizons Pluto encounter (from Jeanette Sera's camera) - glad my cousins could join in - I think they enjoyed it!
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Loved all the pictures, especially the HATS!!!! CUTE!
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Outside Magazine interviewed me recently about my role on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, and they asked about its comparison to skydiving. Here's the article.
For two members of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, aeronautics and planetary science are only part of their overarching fascination with the natural world. We spoke to them about the unlikely intersection of skydiving, cave diving, and space exploration.
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After a more than nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to Pluto, it’s show time for our New Horizons spacecraft, as the flyby sequence of science observations is officially underway. This view from just under 5 million miles away is centered roughly on the area that will be seen close-up during New Horizons’ July 14 #PlutoFlyby. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1gojoDp
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A producer of Carl Sagan's original Cosmos series asked me to take part in a short video about how the New Horizons mission to Pluto is similar to skydiving. I was game, so we went to Mile-Hi Skydiving Center in Longmont, CO on a blustery October day in 2014 to film it. This is what we came up with. What a blast! Thanks to Nate at Mile-Hi Skydiving for helping us do this and Steven Thoene and Blake Pratt for the aerial freefall footage! What a blast!
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Woohoo! 75 degrees and sunny today (and it's February!) here in Colorado! Did my first skydive in nearly 4 months, and here is the video. It begins with my telling John Seabury​ that his GoPro has a red light (is recording) as we're getting ready to go. Winds were a bit crazy - rock and roll in the plane and under canopy (and we only got this one jump in before they really kicked up). What a day!
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Great to be in some mountain snow on Christmas Eve day!
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Celebrating a successful Pluto encounter with mission PI Alan Stern in "Ten Forward". Photo-bomb by my cousin, Rob Pendell. #PlutoFlyby
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The evening before the Pluto encounter
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On Final Approach to Pluto!  [a LinkedIn post]
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Great commentary on this sign of the times - and funny, too!
The workforce landscape today looks very different than it did 50 years ago. Heck even 20 years ago! There are still lots of people commuting to their office jobs in their big companies every day, or going to their retail/restaurant jobs. However, according to IT analytics firm IDC, in 2010 75% of the workforce in America was mobile. That's more than 55 million people, all heading to a coffee shop near you!IMO, there are 2 factors at play here. O...
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At last, pictures from our excellent 5-week trip to Europe this past fall!
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Finally did my blog post for Cinque Terre...
Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy I had seen pictures of Cinque Terre - picturesque, colorful towns built on the steep and rocky shores of the Italian Riviera. But now we were really here in Manarola (one of the five little towns...
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Skydiver, pilot, photographer, tech geek, space guy, and lava enthusiast
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