It’s been almost ten years since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft embarked for the Pluto system. Next month, it will finally arrive. The National Space Society commissioned the video above in anticipation of the spacecraft’s historic flyby. Are you all excited yet? Because we’re excited.
#NewHorizons - On July 14th, NASA’s New Horizons mission will make its closest approach to the Pluto system, completing the first reconnaissance of the solar system’s major planets, begun over 50 years ago by NASA. With the completion of the Pluto flyby by New Horizons next month, NASA will have completed successful missions to every planet from Mercury to Pluto.
A team of engineers from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (including Dr. Massimiliano Vasile) is testing ‘solar satellite’ equipment that would collect the sun’s energy and transfer it back to remote areas via microwaves or lasers.
This is the full extended version of the film I had the honor of making for the National Space Society to promote NASAs New Horizons spacecraft and its historic reconnaissance mission to Pluto and its system of moons on July 14 2015 - the very first exploration of this system in human history.