Having cruised past Gemini IV in the tournament opener, New Horizons is locked into a tight battle with STS-1 in the second round of NASA’s “Mission Madness” contest. Today is the last day to vote in the second round, so don’t forget to cast your vote for the first mission to Pluto, and send New Horizons on to Round 3!

There are no limits to the amount of votes you can cast – just a couple of mouse clicks on “New Horizons” in the “Horizon” region bracket will register a vote. Visit the tournament site at http://mission-madness.nasa.gov/mm/bracket.html, and thanks again for supporting New Horizons!