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New Horizons' Hit 150 million KM Away Today, Attempts Photo of Voyager 1

New Horizons, a NASA spacecraft and frontier mission probe designed to explore the deep solar system, has reached some rare space.

Early Sunday morning, New Horizons reached 50 astronomical units or about 7.5 billion km from Earth. A single AU is a distance from Earth to our sun, about 150 million kilometres - and 50 AU has been achieved by only four other operational probes in the history of mankind.

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The company plans to launch a prototype Starship vehicle from the usual location near Boca Chica, Texas, and do a round-the-world uncrewed flight that will splash down off the coast of Hawaii, according to a document filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that was first reported by The Verge.

A flight date has not yet been announced, although SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has said he hopes to get Starship into orbit by the end of 2021.
The launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket is scheduled for July 21, 2021 at 17:58:21 Moscow time.


Proton-M with the Science module is installed at the start. "Science" is a multipurpose laboratory module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station

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