NASA's New Horizons spacecraft makes a historic flyby of Pluto on July 14, 2015 – marking the first exploration of the Pluto system in the most far-flung journey of our solar system to date.
NASA will offer comprehensive coverage of the Pluto encounter on all platforms leading up to and during flyby week. Unveiling of the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons-- along with news briefings and photo and interview opportunities-- are among media events scheduled at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, the base of New Horizons operations.
News media representatives who wish to cover the flyby and accompanying events at APL from July 12-16 must have accreditation in advance from the APL Public Affairs Office; the form for that information is below. The deadline to apply for credentials is June 30, 2015, though space is limited and earlier registration is strongly encouraged.