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Chad Melton, a senior geology major from Knoxville, was at the New Horizons operations center—based in the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Columbia, Maryland—for the historic Pluto flyby. The News Sentinel talked to Melton before his visitWVLT, WATE, WBIR, and the News Sentinel also included him in their coverage of the flyby.

Related: Melton Shares Photos from the Event

Sci-News mentioned Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, a UT postdoc research associate and lead investigator of the Spitzer observations, in their news coverage of the event. Pinilla-Alonso was quoted in a news release from NASA and again in a story by the International Business Times.