Set your alarm! It’s finally here! Or rather there… Nine years in the making! The flypast of a lifetime! Cue Also sprach Zarathustra! Get the popcorn ready!
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Closest Approach: 11:49:58 UTC
(7:49:58 am EDT)
7:30 – 8 am EDT
Program: Live from APL
Topic: “Arrival at Pluto” (7:49 am EDT.) Countdown using NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System (http://eyes.nasa.gov/pluto), and revealing image of Pluto from 13 July.
8 – 9 am EDT
Media Briefing: Live from APL
Topic: Inside the Pluto System and New Horizons’ Perilous Path
8:30 – 9:15 pm EDT
Program: Live NASA TV Broadcast – Mission Status, Hazard Brief, “Phone Home Signal”
Broadcast from Mission Operations Center at APL
Signal received approx. 9:02 pm EDT, video release
9:30 – 10 pm EDT
Media Briefing: Live NASA TV Broadcast “New Horizons Health and Mission Status”