After nine years and three billion miles, NASA’s spacecraft New Horizons is about to give Pluto its first ever flyby.
The flyby will happen on July 14th. New Horizons will get as close as 7,750 miles to the planet. As part of the anticipation for this event, the National Space Society has launched a website called SeePlutoNow.com, which will allow people to tune in and view the flyby onJuly 14th.
This moment is a long time coming. NASA has been passing planets since the early ’60s, and the progression looks something like this:
And now, Pluto: