Triumph for NASA, Hopkins: Spacecraft’s Pluto flyby confirmed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — It's official: NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has gotten humanity's first up-close look at Pluto, The spacecraft sent word of its triumph Tuesday across 3 billion miles to scientists waiting breathlessly back home. Confirmation of mission success came 13 hours after the actual flyby. Early indications had been encouraging, and a cheering, flag-waving celebration swept ...

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