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WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto.
After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles — the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation on Saturday for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system.
Born from the rubble of a violent collision, hurled through space for millions of years and dismembered by the gravity of planets, asteroid Bennu had a tough life in a rough neighborhood: the early solar system.
NASA is inviting the worldwide public to submit short messages and images on social media that could be placed in a time capsule aboard a spacecraft launching to an asteroid in 2016.
NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.
NASA says the spacecraft New Horizons is only one year away from Pluto, slated to make an historic flyby on July 14, 2015 and give Earthlings never before seen images of the distant world.
Lockheed Martin to Build Asteroid Sample Return Spacecraft DENVER, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's OSIRIS-REx program has successfully completed a comprehensive technical review of the
NASA's team that will conduct the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.