I almost forgot! My name’s on that New Horizons spacecraft! Literally.
As a member of The Planetary Society, I am among the thousands whose names are inscribed on a CD carried on the New Horizons craft. The reason is that the mission to Pluto was cancelled over and over by NASA, by Congress, by Bush. Each time, the public constituency for planetary exploration, led primarily by The Planetary Society, rallied around to the cause. And each time, it was restored.
So this really is an example of power to the people.