One Of The Fastest Spacecraft Ever Built - NASA's New Horizons - On Its Way To Meet Mysterious Pluto
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MessageToEagle.com - One of the fastest spacecraft ever built - NASA's New Horizons - is hurtling through the void at nearly one million miles per day.
Launched in 2006, it has been in flight longer than some missions last, and it is nearing its destination: Pluto.
“The encounter begins next January,” says Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute and the mission’s principal investigator. “We’re less than a year away.”
Closest approach is scheduled for July 2015 when New Horizons flies only 10,000 km from Pluto, but the spacecraft will be busy long before that date.
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