Travel to worlds at the edge of the solar system aboard NASA’s New Horizons, the first mission to Pluto and the distant Kuiper Belt. This app brings you inside this historic voyage, from the New Horizons spacecraft and its science instruments, to the latest news and pictures, to education programs and activities.

Main features include:

Apple Watch: See the latest imagery and countdown to pluto in the main App, and see the countdown in a glance

News: Get up-to-the-minute reports from the New Horizons news center and Twitter feed.

Media: Browse through stunning images of New Horizons or those taken by the spacecraft’s cameras as they looked in on the Jupiter system and other deep-space targets; watch videos that tell the New Horizons story from the idea stage through its upcoming rendezvous with Pluto.

Info: Take a tour of the New Horizons spacecraft; check out the payload of miniature science instrument and examine the data these tools are already sending back to Earth.

Tools: How – and when – will New Horizons reach the Pluto system? Open the locator to follow New Horizons along its path toward Pluto, and check the countdown clock to see exactly how much time remains – down to the second – before New Horizons sails past the dwarf planet and its four known moons on July 14, 2015. (Wonder how long it would take to fly, drive, bike or walk to Pluto? This section has the answers!)

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

- Fixed a crash on launch on iPad/iOS 7

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Just me 3000 ,

Doesn’t work on iOS 12

I loved this app. Worked great on the Pluto flyby but didn’t work for the Kiper belt object flyby.

antari6675 ,

Please update 2018


Wonderful app for those of us who like to follow the mission.

Please fix for ios12

Thank you

ptc123 ,

Crashes immediately on iOS 12.4 on iPad

Too bad. Hopefully JPL will update, retest, and release.


Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
119.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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