New Horizons // Interstellar Love Story

This morning NASA's New Horizons mission passed by the planet Pluto making it the most distant solid object to ever be visited by a spacecraft.

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface, making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.
— NASA

In honor of this historic day I'm sharing with you a playlist that is very special to me and has taken on new meaning from where it began. I'm sharing it with you to celebrate new horizons, new perspectives, new discoveries and most importantly an enduring and persistent curiosity for the universe around us. This is Interstellar Love Story.

Embark on a journey through a seemingly endless void.
— M. Vega

Start transmission. Start transmission. Transmission started.

The hero of our story was asked to depart on a trip, this trip was going to be a grand voyage to a place that only few had ever been. Would be he brave enough? He thought about it, pondered it, pensively puzzled over it, and finally, he planned it. He decided that he was brave, brave enough for the darkness and the cold, brave enough for the unknown. He was going to go and it was going to be extraordinary. His voyage will be comprised of five very distinguished components:

Part I. Pre-flight 
Part II. Take-Off 
Part III. Aerial Navigation 
Part IV. Ethereal Affair 
Part V. Transmission

All that was found from his odyssey was a single videotape. No images were recovered. What you are about to hear are the sounds of his journey at each stage leading to his final transmission.

I know that you are wondering if he survived the dark nothing up in the big black ether. The answer to your question is yes, but what he found on that astral plane he could not leave behind. He was not alone and so he decided to stay. In the deep infinite void, an interstellar love story begins.

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