New Horizons (Full-Scale Model)

Bottom of New Horizons Spacecraft Mock-up Model hanging in museum
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New Horizons will be the first spacecraft to visit Pluto and the Kuiper Belt in the outer solar system. It was launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Florida, on January 19, 2006, and conducted a Jupiter flyby 13 months later to gain further acceleration. New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015. Highlighted in this image is the low-gain antenna of a full-scale model of New Horizons.

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Eric Long

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Exploration; Jupiter; Models; Planetary; Pluto; Science; Solar System; Space

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