Spacecraft Takes off for 9 year trip to Pluto

Mark your calendars for July 14, 2015 - the date that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto.

New Horizons was lauched this week, the first probe that will ever study the small distant planet Pluto and the area beyond it known as the Kuiper Belt

Learn more about this nine year trek to explore the mysterious worlds at the edge of our solar system:

Official New Horizons Website