After a journey of more than 9 years and 3 billion miles, the New Horizons spacecraft is ready for its upclose look at the Pluto system.
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.
The picture in picture view shows you where the spacecraft is looking and what its advanced instruments can see. You can use a “live” mode to see what New Horizons is doing right now, or preview the flyby of the Pluto System. The spacecraft will be busiest during the time of closest approach between July 13th and 15th 2015 where you will see the spacecraft turn from target to target as it flies past Pluto at over 30,000 miles per hour. Click launch to get started, or use the “tours and features” button from inside Eyes on the Solar System.