The award will be presented at the 59th Annual Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel on March 11, 2016.New Horizons launched in January 2006 on a three-billion-mile journey scheduled to last more than 10 years. During its voyage, New Horizons swung past Jupiter for a gravity booster in February 2007, and conducted a six-month reconnaissance flyby of Pluto and its moons in summer 2015, approaching the dwarf planet at its closest on July 14, 2015. Aerojet Rocketdyne's propulsion fired multiple times on New Horizons before and after the flyby to ensure that the spacecraft stayed on course and also fired hundreds of thousands of times during the flyby to accurately point the instruments at the surface of Pluto. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
Contact: Glenn Mahone, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 202-302-9941Glenn.Mahone@Rocket.comLynn Machon, Aerojet Rocketdyne, 916-355-3587Lynn.Machon@Rocket.com