Today on Far Future Horizons we present The Year of Pluto - NASA New Horizons.
All of us at Far Future Horizons join Spaceflight enthusiasts worldwide in breathless anticipation of our first close of views of Pluto. When it arrives at Pluto on July 14th, 2014 the New Horizons mission will bring Humanity closer to the edge of the Solar System.
New Horizons is the first mission to the Kuiper Belt, a gigantic zone of icy bodies and small, mysterious objects orbiting beyond Neptune.
This region also is known as the “third” zone of our solar system, beyond the inner rocky planets and outer gas giants.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland, designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.
The Year of Pluto - NASA New Horizons is a one-hour documentary that takes on the hard science and gives us answers to how the mission came about and why it matters.
Interviews with Dr. James Green, John Spencer, Fran Bagenal, Mark Showalter and others share how New Horizons will answer many questions. New Horizons is part of the New Frontiers Program, managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.