Passing Pluto

After the record breaking 90 minutes to the moon NASA’s New Horizons space craft delivers another record breaker: High definition shots of Pluto from a distance of 7,750 miles. “I’m delighted at this latest accomplishment by NASA, another first that demonstrates once again how the United States leads the world in space,” said John Holdren, assistant to the President for Science and Technology. The exploration of Pluto and its moons are a part of 50 years of planetary exploration by the United States Skout, and nine years in the making. New Horizons holds the record as the fastest spacecraft ever launched and as such has had to traverse all manner of space debris as something the size of a grain of rice would gut the craft. Contact will be re-established on Tuesday July 21st, 2015 and it will take a total of ten years to disseminate all of its collected data.

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