What Are Some Interesting Facts From the NASA.gov Home Page?


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As of July 2015, material of interest found on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration home page includes photos from the New Horizon mission to Pluto. Other news from the agency available at this time includes the arrival of a new crew at the International Space Station launch site.

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The NASA.gov home page includes facts on the origin and journey of the New Horizon mission to Pluto. NASA launched the New Horizons mission on Jan. 19, 2006. The New Horizons probe reached Jupiter in February, 2007. It then used the massive planet as a gravity booster to launch it towards Pluto.

The purpose of the mission is to learn more about the surfaces, atmosphere and planetary features of Pluto, as well as other features of the Kuiper Belt. The NASA home page hosts many new photos from Pluto.

The NASA.gov home page also links to facts about a new crew for the International Space Station. As of July 15, 2015, three astronauts are about to join other members of the space station via the the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft. The spacecraft is set to depart on July 22. The duration of the journey is six hours from takeoff until arrival at the International Space Station.

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