NASA Makes Historical Event with New Horizons Space Probe [PHOTOS]
I'm not the only one who is excited about history being made yesterday, July 14th, 2015. After years of planning and patiently waiting, NASA's New Horizons Space Probe reached dward planet Pluto. This is a key moment in space exploration, due to the fact that all nine objects that were considered to be a part of our Solar System, have now been visited at least once by a space probe.
The Space Exploration Endeavor was started under President Kennedy over 50 years ago, and New Horizons was launched January 19th of 2006 as seen above. John Grunsfeld, NASA Science Cheif said, "This is true exploration...That view is just the first of many rewards the team will get. Pluto is an extraordinarily complex and interesting world."
Tears were shared as New Horizons approached Pluto and sent back the black and white image. The first high resolution photos from the flyby are expected today.
Nasa said there were some fears that the New Horizons probe could be hit by ice debris, so things were a little tense.
I discovered this morning that it appears that New Horizons DID survive, so I can't wait to view the photos myself.
Monday, July 20th, The BBC will have a special reveal showing highlights of the New Horizons flyby, entitled,"Pluto Revealed."
If you'd like to keep up with space exploration from NASA, or the exciting flyby of Pluto, you can visit NASA's website by clicking HERE.