New Horizons Spacecraft Temporarily Loses Communication With Earth

While people throughout the U.S. were enjoying a holiday weekend, NASA scientists were battling an eleventh-hour glitch in the New Horizons mission.

The spacecraft, now nine years into its journey, is just days from giving mankind its closest look at Pluto ever. But on July 4, NASA scientists lost contact with the spacecraft for over an hour, due to a timing glitch in the spacecraft’s systems. The mission team has since restored communications and says the July 14 flyby hasn’t been endang

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