Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Horizons Sets Record

Hey Space Placers!

On December 2, 2011, NASA's New Horizon spacecraft bound for Pluto broke the record set by Voyager 1 in 1986 as being the closest spacecraft to Pluto. Launch back in 2006, New Horizons is due to flyby Pluto July 14, 2015 and will be able to photograph details as small as 200 feet across. Traveling at 34,500 mph, New Horizons came closer than 983 million miles to Pluto and still has 980 million more miles to go!

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