Fastest ever spaceship blasted off in 2006, passed the moon in 9 hours and took a decade to reach Pluto
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The craft is the fastest spaceships ever launched by humans, having passed the Moon only nine hours after launch, and Jupiter only a year later.
After spending almost a decade crossing the Solar System, New Horizons flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015.
Pluto, officially a planet when New Horizons launched, has never been visited by a spacecraft or photographed up close. After Pluto, the robot spaceship will visit one or more Kuiper Belt Objects orbiting the Sun even farther out than Pluto.
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