New Horizons Timeline: Journey to Pluto and Beyond

Two years ago, on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons made headlines all around the world as it became the first space probe to explore Pluto up close – more precisely, it flew 7,800 miles (12,500 km) above the surface of the planet. While the fearless spacecraft has traveled more distance and time than any other space mission in history – over 3 billion miles in more than 9 years - its work didn’t stop with the flyby of Pluto. With its mission officially extended in 2016, the probe is on its way to its next target: MU69, a mysterious Kuiper Belt Object that’s already baffling scientists. To celebrate New Horizons’ achievements and wish it good luck for the adventure ahead, we have created a timeline of its journey to Pluto and beyond.

The New Horizons Timeline illustrates the spacecraft’s expedition to Pluto from its launch to the close encounter with the planet, while also including a few details regarding the extended mission to MU69. After flying by Jupiter for gravity assist, the probe spent most of its voyage in hibernation in order to reduce wear and tear. During this long sleep, the spacecraft did wake up for a few weeks a year to have its systems checked and instruments calibrated. Not only did hibernation preserve the probe’s onboard systems, but it also freed up NASA’s communication and tracking resources for other missions.

New Horizons Timeline

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Amazon History Timeline

Founded on July 5, 1994, as an online book retailer, Amazon.com has expanded over the years to sell almost anything one can think of and is now one of the most valuable companies in the world. Despite the controversies it has been involved in, the company’s managed to build an immense customer base – and a nice fortune for Jeff Bezos, who has just regained his spot as the second-richest person on the planet. Twenty-three years after it all began, let’s take a look at how Amazon evolved into a multi-million-dollar business.

The Amazon.com Timeline illustrates important dates in the history of the giant, including acquisitions, successes, and other company milestones, as well as major product & service launches throughout the years. December 7, 2016, marks the day when Amazon Prime Air made its first successful drone delivery to an actual customer in the Cambridge area, UK. The drone used GPS to find its way and made it to the customer’s address within just 13 minutes from placing the order!

Amazon History Timeline

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is one of the very few long-term attempts to successfully create a continuity between multiple movies, shows and genres under a single franchise. While the “experiment” has got audiences deeply invested in the ongoing storyline, it can be difficult to keep track of all those connections, especially since many films and shows feature flashbacks and references outside of the linear narrative. Plus, there are also a few story inconsistences here and there.

Marvel Universe Timeline

With the abundance of Marvel films released lately and planned for the next few years, the MCU is only getting bigger and much more confusing for those who aren’t die-hard fans. To help viewers who wish to dive into the Marvel world, let’s take a brief look at the MCU chronology.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline illustrates connected MCU movies and series displayed in the recommended viewing order, so as to make the most sense of the intertwined narratives and the overall storyline. For better clarity and simplicity, the graphic does not include short films or other granular Marvel properties, keeping mostly to major releases, including movies that will premiere in the next couple of years. Since the franchise has plenty other films and series planned, it is likely that the timeline will change in the future.

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IBM History Timeline

Founded on May 6, 1911, originally under the name of CTR (Computing Tabulating Recording Company), IBM has survived and thrived for over a century. Throughout the years, the company has not only witnessed major historical events – it’s actually made history. A pioneer of information technology, the International Business Machines Corporation has been constantly bringing innovations to the field, and it now stands at the forefront of a global industry that’s revolutionizing the way people, businesses and organizations operate and thrive. To celebrate the giant’s 106th anniversary, let’s take a look back in time and see how it all started.

IBM History Timeline

The IBM History Timeline illustrates some of the major milestones and accomplishments in the vast history of the company, as well as important innovations and developments it’s brought to the computing industry. From developing the first hard drive and the floppy disk to aiding space exploration and introducing the Watson supercomputer to the world, the corporation has shaped technology as we know it today – no wonder its researchers have earned 5 Nobel Prizes, 6 Turing awards, and 10 National Medals of Technology, to name just a few.

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World Oceans Day History Timeline

Held every year on June 8, World Oceans Day is a UN-recognized celebration dedicated to honoring, protecting and conserving the Earth’s oceans, as well as raising global awareness of the current challenges they are facing. The campaign features a different theme every year, and the day is marked in a variety of ways, from launching new initiatives and developments to educational programs, conservation projects, beach and water cleanups, film festivals, and more.

World Oceans Day Timeline

The World Oceans Day theme for 2017 is “Our Oceans, Our Future,” with a focus on preventing marine litter and managing plastic pollution. Hundreds of events are planned worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend the festivities and programs in their area or even organize their own. To celebrate World Oceans Day, let’s take a brief look at the history of the campaign.

The World Oceans Day Timeline marks major achievements in the history of the event and illustrates all themes explored from 2009 to present day. While the celebration was first proposed and observed unofficially in 1992, the UN recognized it formally only in late 2008. The first official World Oceans Day took place on June 8, 2009, and has since seen impressive growth in terms of awareness and participation. While the first official observance saw approximately 200 events worldwide, by 2015, the number increased to nearly 1,000. Although it didn’t fare as well in terms of on-site involvement compared to 2015, the 2016 edition enjoyed unprecedented online popularity, trending second on Twitter and reaching over 65 million people through the social network.

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