New Horizons Lets NASA Know It Is Safe After Pluto Flyby

A nerve-racking 21-hour waiting period came to an end around 9 p.m. EDT on July 14 when the New Horizons spacecraft contacted NASA to confirm that it had successfully completed its flyby of Pluto. During the period New Horizons was out of touch, it was busy collecting so much data that it will take 16 months to transmit it all back to Earth.
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