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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that fueled the greatest space mission of our time: New Horizons' misison to Pluto.On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond.Nothing like this has occurred in a generation--a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA's Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune--and nothing like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA's website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded but made history and captured the world's imagination.How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind the mission: of their decades-long commitment; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons' next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto. Told from the insider's perspective of Dr. Alan Stern--the man who led the mission--Chasing New Horizons is a riveting story of scientific discovery, and of how far humanity can go when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal....

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Number of Pages : 320 pages
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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Reviews

  • Scott Kardel

    Chasing New Horizons is the tale of how the New Horizons mission to Pluto came about and was flown. It wonderfully shows off just how difficult the mission was to pull off, not just technically, but in dealing with financial and bureaucratic challenges too. I very much enjoyed this history, not just for the inside look at how it all happened, but in giving an inspirational story that shows that with hard work and perseverance we can achieve great things.

  • Kannan

    'Chasing New Horizons' is the best book I've read all year. It balances the matter-of-fact tone a science book requires, with a heart that inspires you. It tells you about the science and hard work that went into the project, while giving you a feel of the extraordinary human accomplishment that it was.

    Reading the book really feels like (re)experiencing the moments in the shoes of the great people who were involved in the mission. There were moments in the book where I had to stop because my eye
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  • Bryan

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book.

  • E.

    What a great read! This book charted the long (and often times seemingly hopeless) journey of getting a mission to Pluto. This book truly provided an amazing behind the scene look, and I was absolutely riveted by the battle between the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and the Applied Physics Lab (APL) for the right to fly to Pluto, the downgrade of Pluto from planet to dwarf planet, the numerous trials and tribulations of the science and operations team of New Horizons. The entire story is truly inspiri ...more

  • Lissa

    The recent excitement about space has sent me on a quest to devour all of the books about the subject currently being published. This one follows the proposal, development and travel of the New Horizons ship that initiated the first flyby of Pluto. Managing to be both full of science yet exciting and easy to read, this book proves that space exploration is still completely worth the large budgets and long hours. I received a digital ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Fraser Kinnear

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time.

    Perhaps most interesting for me was not the experiments themselves, or even the drama of the flyby (which does give goosebumps), but story of the New Horizons team and APL's fight to keep the project alive. On several occasions, NASA nearly kil
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  • AJ

    A really fascinating look into the behind-the-scenes of a NASA planetary exploration project. This book goes through the science, the politics, and the personality behind getting a mission like this funded and executed. None of it is trivial. I very much appreciated how many women scientists were included in this project, and unlike the other reviewer who would probably call me a "snowflake" (to which I would respond: have you lived through a Nor'Easter? snowflakes are bad ass): I was super thri ...more

  • Brian McGrane

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sentimental, and superstitious, but maybe that's the kind of guy who pushes a mission forward until completion for 26 years.