Dwarf Planet, Giant Numbers: NASA's Mission to Pluto Goes Global, NASA via Digital.gov
"Even on a "slow" day, NASA is a pretty cool place to work, but the cool factor gets cranked way up when the whole world joins in the adventure. That's what happened this week when the New Horizons spacecraft arrived at Pluto after decade-long, three-billion-mile journey through the solar system. New Horizons has already sent back never-before seen images of the dwarf planet, and is collecting so much data it will take 16 months to send it all back to Earth. Any time we go this far from home and do something that's never been done before, it's sort of a big deal. And it shows, thanks to our data from the Digital Analytics Program. Some quick facts:
- It's our biggest mission-related traffic event since we joined DAP in February 2013, with nearly 10 million page views on July 14th alone. During the 7 am hour, 42% of all government traffic was going to NASA pages. ..."