Emerald Staffer at U. of Oregon: NASA’s Pluto Mission ‘Made Me Feel Like a Kid Again’
Eder Campuzano is publicly thanking NASA for its current buzzworthy Pluto mission. In a terrific new column for the Emerald at the University of Oregon, Campuzano, the outlet’s audience engagement director, says all the deep-space photos and dwarf planet chatter have once more sparked his childhood fascination with the universe.
As Campuzano puts it, “Ever since NASA started releasing high definition images of Pluto last week — the first ever at these distances — I’ve been taken back to my elementary school years, when dinosaurs and space travel ruled my imagination. … For one week, it also felt like Pluto was back in the same club as Earth, Mars and Jupiter in the eyes of the rest of the world. At the same time, I was right back in that third-grade classroom, neglecting whatever practical lessons my teacher was drawing up on the blackboard and imagining what it would be like to visit another world. Thanks for that, NASA.”