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Space milestone: Pluto flyby confirmed by NASA

NASA confirmed Tuesday night that its New Horizons spacecraft successfully completed a flyby of Pluto, culminating an epic journey from Earth that took nine and a half years and spanned more than 4.8 billion kilometres.


July 15, 2015
By The Associated Press

The confirmation, which came in at 8:52 p.m., was met by cheers from the New Horizons team in the control room in Laurel, Md. 

“Just like we planned it, just like we practised,” said Alice Bowman, the mission’s operations manager for the project. “We did it, it’s just great.” | READ MORE