Steel strut holding down a bottle of high-pressure helium snapped during ascent, though Dragon capsule would have survived if not for software glitch
At just before 7:50 A.M. today, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. After a 9.5-year, three-billion-mile voyage, the ship got within about 7,750 miles from the surface...
A spacecraft set to fly by Pluto next week has returned photos that reveal more detail of four large dark patches near the equator
New Horizons went into “safe mode” on Saturday but the probe should be back to normal science operations by Tuesday, exactly one week before it performs the flyby