The Centaur Arrives

Explanation: At the Skid Strip on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) on August 31, 2005, the New Horizons second stage Centaur is offloaded from a Russian air cargo plane. The Centaur is the upper stage of the Atlas V configuration that launched the New Horizons spacecraft from Launch Complex 41 at CCAFS.


Image credit: NASA.