PM Narendra Modi congratulates NASA on Pluto mission calls it ‘a landmark feat’

The signal received back by NASA confirms the probe has sailed pass its target successfully and it is now set to transmit a wealth of data.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 16, 2015 8:40 am
Pluto, New Horizons, Narendra Modi, NASA, NASA New Horizons, NASA New Horizons pluto, New Horizons pluto, science, international news, news PM Narendra Modi was commenting on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft getting humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night congratulated NASA for its success in space exploration as its spaceship sent data and photos of Pluto.

“A landmark feat in space exploration as NASA’s aptly named spaceship sends back data & photos of Pluto from almost 5 billion kilometres away,” he tweeted.

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He was commenting on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft getting humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto.

The signal received back home in the US confirms the probe has sailed pass its target successfully and it is now set to transmit a wealth of data – including several new high resolution images – from Pluto.

Pluto is the first Kuiper Belt object visited by a mission from Earth.

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