NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to perform the farthest flyby in history, when it zips past a Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule – more than four billion miles from Earth – at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1 (9:33 p.m. PST on Dec. 31).
Flyby activities are taking place at the home of New Horizons operations, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. A schedule of events, set for broadcast and streaming on NASA TV and social media channels, is below.
Times are EST and subject to change according to mission timelines and activities. Check http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Where-to-Watch.php for updates and additions.