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How to see how NASA drives a spacecraft past a rock at the edge of the solar system?



As you ring the bell on Monday night in the New Year, you can also watch NASA send a spaceship to a tiny rock some 4.1 billion miles from Earth. The space agency's New Horizons spacecraft, which flew past Pluto in 2015, will now fly past another object – a kind of space rock we've never been to before. And it's all happening at the beginning of 2019.

Just like the Pluto flyby, the New Horizons mission team is gathered at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland, where they will monitor the spacecraft from the facility Mission Operations Center. Live streams show what the team is planning to do before and during the flyby, and mission scientists will hold press conferences to keep up to date on what New Horizons is up to.


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