July 10, 2015
Get ready for your closeup, Pluto! This Tuesday, July 14th, at 7:49 AM EDT the first-ever spacecraft to visit Pluto will make its closest approach. The robotic spacecraft New Horizons is set to fly by the icy dwarf planet and its five moons after a journey of three billion miles and nine and a half years!
Make sure to set your alarm and tune into the action! Here’s how:
And don’t miss out on the party! Plutopaloozas are happening all over. Find out if a nearby museum, planetarium, or science center is holding a Pluto celebration event here. If not, start your own! You can trick it out with swag from this toolkit.
Go, New Horizons!