New Horizons Flyby


NASA's New Horizons is the first spacecraft to explore Pluto up close. Use the resources below to make the most out of this historic event - humankind's first close up view of this cold, unexplored world in our solar system.

New Horizons ...

  • is the fastest space mission ever launched
  • traveled the farthest to reach its primary science target
  • is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt


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About the Mission

What's Up Podcasts - Pluto
Skilled observers should be able to spot Pluto with a telescope in dark skies.

Why isn't Pluto Considered a Planet Anymore?
The dwarf planet debate continues:

More on Pluto & the Kuiper Belt^

Pluto For Youth

Classroom Materials

More Missions Studying Pluto
NASA's New Horizons will have the support of other spacecraft during its historic Pluto flyby, with observations from their outposts across the solar system.