New Horizons Mission to Pluto

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The New Horizons website maintained by Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laboratory.

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The First Mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt.

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New Horizons: Arriving at Pluto July 2015



The New Horizons spacecraft, launched in 2006,  is on approach for a dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet of Pluto and its moons in July 2015.

After 10 years and more than 3 billion miles, on a historic voyage that has already taken it over the storms and around the moons of Jupiter, New Horizons will shed light on new kinds of worlds on the outskirts of the solar system.

Pluto gets closer by the day, and New Horizons continues into rare territory, as just the fifth probe to traverse interplanetary space so far from the sun. And the first ever to travel to Pluto.

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Page Last Updated: August 25th, 2014
Page Editor: Tricia Talbert