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New Horizons: Exploring the Solar System's Frontier

Full Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUuVtqu6k_M New Horizons: Exploring the Solar System's Frontier Presenter: S. Alan Stern Thursday, June 14, 2007 Over a year into its journey, the fastest spacecraft ever launched is on a trek to a place where no spacecraft has traveled before. New Horizons will encounter Jupiter in February 2007 and reach distant Pluto in 2015. The first mission to Pluto will seek answers to longstanding questions about Pluto's surface, atmosphere, interior, and moons, and on a possible extended mission, explore an icy body of the Kuiper Belt. S. Alan Stern will describe the science behind New Horizons, development of the complex spacecraft and its instrument payload, and the mission's current status. S. Alan Stern is the Principal Investigator for New Horizons and the Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Full Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUuVtqu6k_M
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