TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 3, 2018 â A spacecraft thatÂ Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryÂ built for NASA has traveled the farthest among any spacecraft in history after it reached its target objectÂ in the Kuiper Belt, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.
The lab said TuesdayÂ the New Horizons mission has flown pastÂ Ultima Thule, which NASAÂ Administrator Jim Bridenstine noted is the “most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft,” and has transmitted imagery and science data to the team’s mission operations center for analysis.
Johns Hopkins APL, which operates the spacecraft and manages the mission, also works with theÂ Southwest Research Institute on the New Horizons program.
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