Flyby

People look at an early image of Pluto taken by the New Horizons probe as the craft makes its closest fly-by of the dwarf planet at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory July 14, 2015 in Laurel, Maryland. The unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on July 14, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the US space agency said. Moving faster than any spacecraft ever built -- at a speed of about 30,800 miles per hour (49,570 kph) -- the flyby happened at 7:49 am (1149 GMT), with the probe running on auto-pilot. It was to pass by Pluto at a distance of 7,767 miles (12,500 kilometers).  (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Pluto In Historic Flyby

After an incredible 3 billion miles and 9 1/2 years, it looks like the human race has finally made it to Pluto.

07/14/2015

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NASA: Asteroid Fly-By To Mark ‘Closest Pass In History’

NASA officials were expected to discuss an near-Earth flyby of an asteroid that will pass closely – but safely – next week.

02/07/2013