NASA Announces Media Activities for New Horizons’ New Year’s Kuiper Belt Flyby

NASA Announces Media Activities for New Horizons’ New Year’s Kuiper Belt Flyby

llustration of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69 – nicknamed “Ultima Thule”
Illustration of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69 – nicknamed “Ultima Thule” – a Kuiper Belt object that orbits one billion miles beyond Pluto. Set for New Year’s 2019, New Horizons’ exploration of Ultima will be the farthest space probe flyby in history.
Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

NASA is inviting media to cover the farthest spacecraft flyby in history on Jan. 1, 2019, when the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft encounters the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Flyby events will take place from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 at the base of New Horizons operations, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.

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