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New Horizons Mission to Begin Pluto Encounter April 12th, 2015 in Salute to Early Space Explorers

"Yuri's Night is proud to announce that New Horizons, the NASA spacecraft currently en route to the ninth planet, Pluto, and the Kuiper Belt, will begin its final encounter with the Pluto system on April 12, 2015. The year 2015 will be the 54th anniversary of the spaceflight of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to orbit the Earth and the 34th anniversary of the first Shuttle launch. Each April 12, Yuri's Night holds parties around the planet to commemorate these occasions. New Horizons mission PI Dr. Alan Stern will be present at the Yuri's Night Washington, D.C. party to talk more about the mission."

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This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on March 14, 2007 11:39 PM.

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