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New Horizons: a NASA Voyage to Pluto

By Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Travel to worlds at the edge of the solar system aboard NASA’s New Horizons, the first mission to Pluto and the distant Kuiper Belt. This app brings you inside this historic voyage, from the New Horizons spacecraft and its science instruments, to the latest news and pictures, to education programs and activities.

Main features include:

Apple Watch: See the latest imagery and countdown to pluto in the main App, and see the countdown in a glance

News: Get up-to-the-minute reports from the New Horizons news center and Twitter feed.

Media: Browse through stunning images of New Horizons or those taken by the spacecraft’s cameras as they looked in on the Jupiter system and other deep-space targets; watch videos that tell the New Horizons story from the idea stage through its upcoming rendezvous with Pluto.

Info: Take a tour of the New Horizons spacecraft; check out the payload of miniature science instrument and examine the data these tools are already sending back to Earth.

Tools: How – and when – will New Horizons reach the Pluto system? Open the locator to follow New Horizons along its path toward Pluto, and check the countdown clock to see exactly how much time remains – down to the second – before New Horizons sails past the dwarf planet and its four known moons on July 14, 2015. (Wonder how long it would take to fly, drive, bike or walk to Pluto? This section has the answers!)

What's New in Version 1.2.5

- Updated for iOS 8.3
- Now you can get the latest about New Horizons on your Apple Watch! See the countdown to encounter in a Glance, and see the latest image (as well as access the countdown) from the App!


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Customer Reviews

No point wasting your time!

I have an iPhone 6 and when I installed it everything was fine for a few days but It started to crash. uninstalled and reinstalled still crashes. A while back they had an update for it installed it worked good for a days then started crashing again. With only a week to go there isn't any point of existing time and data to download this thing. On behalf of John Hopkins university, I'm sorry you waisted your time by clicking on this app and for reading these reviews also for the apparent excitement you felt when you saw this app as I did for the first time.

Another great idea poorly executed

AKA "why private industry is rapidly, sadly, making the old NASA / edu complex obsolete."
This app can't get its own basic functionality right! example: clicking a front page / news menu item does not reliably take the user to the appropriate article.
If I wanted to hunt thru online media for an article manually, I'd use a web browser.
Please tell me no part of my tax $ supported this amateur-hour waste of space.


Great app. It is organized well. It has videos, pictures and artists renditions. I am looking forward to getting news updates.

New Horizons: a NASA Voyage to Pluto
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.5
  • Size: 105 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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