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You're invited to discover the New Horizons mission to Pluto!

The event will feature presentations by experts about exploration and the New Horizons mission, informational booths staffed by researchers and scientists, hands-on activities and a NASA TV broadcast from New Horizons mission control.

After nine years in flight, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will reach its primary mission destination to flyby the dwarf planet Pluto on July 14. Launched Jan. 19, 2006, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, New Horizons is NASA's first mission to Pluto, the first study of the Kuiper Belt objects, and the first mission of NASA's New Frontiers Program. Last month, this piano-size probe awoke from its final hibernation period after a voyage of more than 3 billion miles, and will soon approach Pluto inside the orbits of its five known moons.

Three NASA Ames scientists will play key roles on the New Horizons mission team:

  • Jeff Moore, Geology and Geophysics Investigation Team Lead and co-investigator
  • Dale Cruikshank, Composition Team co-investigator
  • Kim Ennico, Deputy Project Scientist and co-investigator

All three scientists will analyze instrument data collected during the flyby. Cruikshank will share his data analysis with event attendees by remote presentation; mission co-investigators from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence(SETI) Institute and Stanford University will be present at the event.

Visitors are encouraged to RSVP by contacting the Ames New Horizons Pluto Flyby Event Team. Note: The capacity of the ballroom is limited and early arrival is required for best seating. Please bring a print out, or have an electronic copy of your RSVP for entry. Additional guests may observe the program from monitors throughout Building 3.

Tuesday, 07/14/15


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500 Severyns Rd
Building 3 Ballroom
Mountain View, CA 94043