Alan Stern is Mission P.I. for New Horizons, NASA's mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft was launched on 19 January 2006 and made the first exploration of the Pluto system this year, culminating with a flyby inside the orbits of all five of Pluto’s moons on 14 July 2015. The spacecraft carries sophisticated panchromatic and color imagers, IR and UV mapping spectrometers, a radio science package, two in situ plasma instruments, and a dust counter. He will describe the history of this mission, the science behind it, the capabilities of payload, our encounter with planet Pluto, and the major scientific discoveries made to date. He will also briefly outline the extended mission they hope to fly across the Kuiper Belt. Full-disk image of Pluto (enhanced color scale).