NASA's Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
Computer-generated images show the location of New Horizons in the solar system.
View images taken by the LOng Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on the New Horizons spacecraft. LORRI is the most sensitive and highest resolution imager aboard New Horizons.
Using Eyes on the Solar System and simulated data from the New Horizons flight team you can ride onboard the spacecraft using "Eyes on Pluto" on your Mac or PC.
In recognition of New Horizons' upcoming closest approach to Pluto, NASA EDGE sets out on their own parallel mission to Pluto, West Virginia. Along their journey, NASA EDGE interviews experts involved with this amazing mission, and they even meet the authors and illustrator of the popular children's book, "Pluto's Secret." Franklin talks to people on the street about Pluto's planetary status, and despite the Co-Host's struggles with basic navigation, both missions are right on track.
Build Your Own New Horizons Spacecraft (Ages 10+)
Best suited for ages 10+, build a scale model of the New Horizons spacecraft!
Make a Model of the Pluto/Charon System (All Ages)
Pluto and Charon are a binary system. Build your own model of a binary system and see what makes it so unique! With adult help, children of any age will enjoy this activity.
Model Design Diagram
View the New Horizons spacecraft model design diagram!
Spacecraft Model Files
Build your own 3D New Horizons spacecraft model.
Below is a zipped file of .stl-formatted printable models including instructions for printing and assembly.
We understand that 3D printing often involves trial and error. You may make adjustments or changes when printing these models.
General Mission Banner Sign Artwork
I "HEART" Pluto Backdrop Artwork
KBO January 1, 2019 Artwork
Pluto Explored Backdrop Artwork
Postcard from Pluto Backdrop Artwork
Plutopalooza Banner Sign Artwork
PlutopaloozaKBO Banner Sign Artwork
Post Pluto Flyby Plutopalooza Sticker/Artwork
Kuiper Belt Extended Mission Decal
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto and its moons in July 2015, revolutionizing our understanding of these mysterious worlds on the outer edge of our solar system. On New Year's Day 2019, a billion miles beyond Pluto, New Horizons will fly past a small, frozen Kuiper Belt object named 2014 MU69 - the most distant object ever explored by a spacecraft.
NASA, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) lead the New Horizons mission in collaboration with additional government, university and industry partners.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Dan Durda
Post Pluto Flyby Mission Sticker
This key program develops a cadre of educators who represent the mission and serve as an important resource for Solar System exploration programs across the country. The fellows listed below conduct nationwide teacher training workshops for the mission. The fellows train the participants on the latest and greatest on the mission as well as the key educational materials and products developed by the mission team.
Click on a shaded state on the map to see a list of fellows for that state or view all fellows.