Waking Up, Part 3

Explanation: In the New Horizons Mission Operations Center, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, you've been able to tell when the spacecraft is hibernating by whether a bear mascot is safely sleeping. Now the bear's awake and Mission Operation Manager Alice Bowman is all smiles. The bear is partying as well!


Image and Caption credit: Geoff Haines-Stiles, for THE YEAR OF PLUTO TV special.