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2011-12-04 08:27:12

NASA’s New Horizons mission reached a special milestone, coming closer to Pluto than any other spacecraft.

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2007-02-28 15:45:00

NASA's New Horizon's space probe was pointed toward Pluto and the frozen, sunless reaches of the solar system on a nine-year journey after getting a gravity boost Wednesday from Jupiter.

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2006-11-29 08:25:25

The New Horizons team got a faint glimpse of the mission's distant, main planetary target when one of the spacecraft's telescopic cameras spotted Pluto for the first time.

2006-01-19 14:53:26

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The world's first mission to Pluto blasted into space on Thursday on an Atlas 5 unmanned rocket to begin a 9 1/2-year journey to the only unexplored planet in the solar system.

2006-01-18 10:57:18

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA canceled Wednesday's launch of the U.S. space agency's first probe to Pluto after the mission control headquarters in Maryland lost power, officials said.

2006-01-15 15:00:15

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's first space probe to Pluto, set to lift off on Tuesday, will use radioactive plutonium pellets to power much of its expected nine-year journey to the far reaches of the solar system. The U.S.

2005-06-13 15:10:00

APL-Built Pluto Mission Spacecraft Shipped to NASA Goddard for Pre-launch Tests.

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2005-06-13 11:55:00

The first spacecraft designed to study Pluto, the last planet in our solar system, arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md., today for a series of pre-launch checkouts.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.