NASA Probe Makes History in Flyby

(CNN)NASA says its New Horizons spacecraft completed a historic flyby of Pluto on Tuesday, making its closest pass over the small, icy world at 7:49 a.m. ET.
The unmanned, piano-sized spacecraft was expected to be traveling nearly 31,000 miles per hour when it passed about 7,750 miles over Pluto.
It's the first mission to Pluto and its five moons.
Because the spacecraft will be busy gathering data during the flyby, it won't phone home to update its status until around 9 p.m.



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