The kicker? That report is most likely to be broken yet again within a issue of months. Voyager 1’s achievement lasted as lengthy as it did due to the fact the mission crew shut off the digicam shortly after capturing the Pale Blue Dot graphic. That gained’t be going on with New Horizons. The spacecraft is slated to swing by another Kuiper Belt item (2014 MU69) on January 1st, 2019 and record more imagery in the method. So lengthy as the mission goes in accordance to strategy, New Horizons could hold on to its lead for a prolonged time.