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From Earth to Moon in NINE HOURS!

This “New Horizons” spacecraft will reach Moon in NINE HOURS!!  Thats faster than I can reach Europe from Texas!!  And it will reach Pluto in 10 years!  This is a great step for mankind!

Probe: To the moon in 9 hours, to Pluto in a decade

It will fly faster than a speeding bullet. Much faster. NASA today is scheduled to launch New Horizons, a plutonium-powered probe that will go up to 47,000 miles per hour during a 10-year journey to capture the first up-close images of Pluto and a region of the outer solar system called the Kuiper Belt. The probe will go so fast, it will get to the moon in just nine hours, a journey that took Apollo 11 three days to make in 1969.

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