Making history - New Horizons makes its closest approach to Pluto

At 7:49 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. With today's historic moment, NASA has officially visited every single planet in the solar system. Below is some reaction to Tuesday morning's flyby.

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  1. "The most incredibly time for planetary science."
  2. "A new chapter in science and exploration."
  3. Our rockets launch the country's most critical missions. It's amazing and humbling to witness the #PlutoFlyby more than 9 years and 3 billion miles after launch on an #AtlasV.  Godspeed @newhorizonsmission and congratulations to the mission team. #Inspiration #Science #NASA #Amazing #AtlasV
    Our rockets launch the country's most critical missions. It's amazing and humbling to witness the #PlutoFlyby more than 9 years and 3 billion miles after launch on an #AtlasV. Godspeed @newhorizonsmission and congratulations to the mission team. #Inspiration #Science #NASA #Amazing #AtlasV
  4. The NASA news briefing was interesting.
  5. This is AMAZING! Who doesn't love a good timelapse?
  6. Haha. So true.
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