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New Horizons has a cool teaser trailer!

New video captures the excitement of the upcoming July 14 spacecraft encounter with Pluto. The real thing will be better and is just ahead.

NASA began exploring the planets of our solar system by spacecraft decades ago, but no spacecraft has ever been to Pluto. The National Space Society (NSS) is celebrating the fast-approaching New Horizons spacecraft encounter with Pluto – coming on July 14, 2015 – with this new video, released this week.

Erik Wernquist directed and produced the video for NSS.

New Horizons is Earth’s fast-moving spacecraft yet, but it has been traveling for nine years – nearly a decade – to make the 3 billion mile (5 billion km) journey to Pluto. Now it has just one month and 20 million miles (32 million kilometers) to go, and it’s gaining that distance at a rate about about a million kilometers a day. During its close encounter with Pluto, New Horizons will fly within 7,750 miles (12,500 km) of the dwarf planet and capture the first-ever close-up views of this little world and its system of five known moons.

Who knows what we will discover? Stay tuned.

See the latest images of Pluto here.

Charon and Pluto as seen on June 11, 2015 by New Horizons.  Image via Andrew R. Brown.

Charon and Pluto as seen on June 11, 2015 by New Horizons. Image via Andrew R. Brown.

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Bottom line: The National Space Society released a new video this week celebrating the New Horizons spacecraft’s upcoming close encounter with Pluto. The flyby will take place on July 14, 2015.

Deborah Byrd

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