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Take New Horizons for a Spin and Print Your Own Model!

New Horizons model for 3D printing
Take New Horizons for a Spin and Print Your Own Model!

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.

You can examine a 3-D model of the New Horizons spacecraft and download a .stl file for 3-D printing! Visit the NASA 3-D resources website, managed by the agency’s Ames Research Center, at:

To find a collection of other 3-D models, textures, and images from NASA projects, visit:

The site recently celebrated the download of its one millionth file. All of resources on the site are free to download and use under these usage guidelines:

Learn more about New Horizons:

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

Image/File credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/David Napolillo