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[b]Atlas V rolls out to pad with New Horizons[/b]
The Atlas V rocket with NASA's New Horizons spacecraft was rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility this morning to its launch pad on Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is scheduled for 1:24 p.m. EST Tuesday, January 17.
New Horizons will be the fastest spacecraft ever launched, reaching lunar orbit distance in just nine hours and passing Jupiter 13 months later. It will reach Pluto in 2015.
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