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A Kansan In The Cosmos; Man Meets Pluto

Kansas Public Radio

More than 3 billion miles now separate NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft from planet Earth. This summer, the craft will fly by Pluto, the mysterious, icy planet discovered in 1930 by a young Kansan named Clyde Tombaugh.

On the state's 154th birthday, Commentator Cheryl Unruh remembers the man who helped put Pluto, and Kansas, on the map.

Commentator Cheryl Unruh is a writer and author who lives in Emporia. Her latest book is called "Waiting on the Sky." Find more of her essays at FlyOverPeople.net.