New Horizons Media Page

  • Released Monday, July 13th, 2015
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:49PM
  • ID: 11952

The fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons has traveled more time and distance – more than nine years and three billion miles -- than any space mission in history to reach Pluto. Its flyby of Pluto and Pluto’s system of at least five moons on July 14 will complete the initial exploration of the classical solar system while opening the door to an entirely new realm of mysterious small planets and planetary building blocks in the Kuiper Belt.

Team members celebrated at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory around 7:50 a.m. EDT on July 14, 2015, as NASA's New Horizon mission reached its closest approach to Pluto -- a historic moment for humanity.

New Horizons Video File

1) Senator Milkulski tours the New Horizons mission control area.
2) New Horizons team in mission control, or mission operations center.
3) Latest images of Pluto and Charon


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NASA/JHUAPL (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab)


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