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Mission to Pluto and Beyond

In 2006, NASA launched a spacecraft called New Horizons into space. Its mission is to fly by the dwarf planet, Pluto and then head on into the mysterious Kuiper Belt—a region of space that is filled with millions of small objects orbiting our sun.

New Horizons reached Pluto on July 14, 2015 after more than nine years of travel through space!

Now it is heading farther into the Kuiper Belt to learn more about the icy and rocky objects orbiting there.

Learn more about the Kuiper Belt at Space Facts for Kids: Kuiper Belt Facts.

For more information and to follow the New Horizons spacecraft go to New Horizons: The First Mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt.

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