New Horizons is a spacecraft flying to the dwarf planet Pluto. It is the first spacecraft to go to Pluto. Its flight will take eight years. It will arrive at the Pluto-Charon system on July 14, 2015. It will fly by Pluto but not orbit (fly in a circle around) or land on it. It will take photographs and measurements while it passes and radio them back to earth. The flight started on 19 January 2006, with help from an Atlas V rocket. New Horizons is owned by NASA.