NASA Gets The Go For A Pluto Mission

NASA has finally received funding for a mission to send a spacecraft to Pluto and more distant objects in the Kuiper Belt. Pluto is the only planet in the Solar System that has not been visited by a spacecraft, and proponents of the mission have long been saying that waiting too long would put Pluto in a much more distant, unfavorable position for exploration. “The probe is scheduled for launch in 2006 and would arrive at Pluto in about 2015, study the tiny planet and its moon, Charon, and then continue on in search of Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs).”

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