UPDATED JUNE 2015: New images uploaded, larger sizes and color corrected. Some of the original images were shot in raw and I have finally updated this page with
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igh quality images (such as the top one). Some other originals have a yellow background cast from the sodium lighting used in the Payload Hazardous Servicing
Facility (PHSF) at Kennedy Space Center. These image were taken in November 2005 during final processing. If you want to use them, please
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New Horizons launch photos       Homepage

The New Horizons spacecraft, which will become the first to ever visit Pluto, undergoes final processing at the Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility on Nov. 4, 2005. New
Horizons will arrive at Pluto in July of 2015, having made the fastest journey into the outer solar system by any spacecraft thus far. After revealing what Pluto looks like for the first time, the $650
million New Horizons mission may visit two other objects in the Kuiper Belt before journeying out of our solar system to wander the galaxy forever. It will be just the fifth probe ever launched on such
an escape trajectory, and the first since 1977, joining Voyagers 1 & 2 and Pioneers 10 & 11.