Chasing New Horizons

Alan Stern (PhD Astro’89) led NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. It was quite the journey.


Mission to Pluto: Accomplished

Sept. 1, 2015

At mission control, CU contingent shares moment of triumph

Illustration of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto

Voyage to Pluto

June 1, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is about to become humanity’s first emissary to Pluto. Alan Stern has the insider view.

New Horizons journey info graphic

Infographic: Space Travel

June 1, 2015

In mid-July, the New Horizons spacecraft is expected to pass by Pluto, offering humanity its most detailed picture ever of the dwarf planet.