New Horizons Spacecraft by NASA Makes History in Space at Pluto
New Horizons Spacecraft by NASA Makes History in Space at Pluto:
According to NASA, a historic flyby of Pluto has been finished on Tuesday by the New Horizons spacecraft. The spacecraft has become the first ever to pass the small icy world. The space craft, with a size of a piano went to Pluto at 7:49 am ET, and was expected to travel almost 31,000 mph about seven thousand seven fifty miles from Pluto.
This was the first ever mission to Pluto including its five moons, shared Alice Bowman, mission’s operations manager.
As the spacecraft would be busy accumulating data during its travel, it is not going to give an update on its status until 9 pm ET Tuesday.
Bowman also said that they would find out how the spacecraft is going to perform, surviving the passage through the Pluto system. Even though they are expecting a bit of drama, they are hoping that everything is going to turn out just fine. He also added that the tomorrow morning, they would see the start of a sixteen month data.
Wondering as to when the pictures are going to be released? It takes about 4 hours to connect to Earth and more hours for processing the data by the NASA scientists. The managers are expecting the photographs to be released on the internet via NASA TV at around 3.p.m ET Wednesday.