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NASA Pluto New Horizons July 13 Media Briefing Time Change, Media Center Open

NASA (PR Newswire) - 12 July 2015

WASHINGTON/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will provide comprehensive television, Internet and social media coverage this week of the agency's New Horizons spacecraft historic July 14 flyby of Pluto. The time for the flyby preview news briefing on NASA Television Monday, July 13 has moved up 30 minutes, and now will start at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

The schedule for events coverage is subject to change based on real-time operations. The list of additional news briefings is available online.

NASA's Pluto New Horizons media center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, is open from 1-7 p.m. today for media to obtain credentials for this week's coming activities. APL is the mission control center for New Horizons. The media center number is 240-228-8532.

The media center also will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight on Monday; 5 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15; and 7 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 16. Hours of operation are subject to change.

Credentials must be picked up in person and valid photo identification must be shown. Non-US citizens must bring their passport and visa or a permanent resident alien registration card.

Visitor and logistics information is available online at:

For NASA TV schedules, satellite coordinates, and links to streaming video, visit:

The public can follow the path of the spacecraft in coming days in real time with a visualization of the actual trajectory data, using NASA's online site:

To enter where you live and tell you at your local time what the equivalent brightness is as noon on Pluto visit:  

To examine a 3-D model of the New Horizons spacecraft and download a .stl file for 3-D printing, visit:

Follow the New Horizons mission on Twitter and use the hashtag #PlutoFlyby to join the conversation. Live updates will be available on the mission Facebook page.

For more information on the New Horizons mission, including fact sheets, schedules, video and images, visit:

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