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Chasing New Horizons : : Inside The Epic First Mission To Pluto

Stern, Alan, 1957- Book - 2018 629.435 St, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Astronomy / Stern, Alan, 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: 629.435 St, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Astronomy / Stern, Alan,
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Includes index.
Shares a behind-the-scenes account of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that shaped the New Horizons' mission to Pluto and beyond, citing the endeavor's boundary-breaking achievements and how they reflect the collective power of shared human goals.

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Amazing! submitted by andrewa on June 29, 2018, 5:09pm What a great overview of an amazing mission. If you want to learn more about what makes Pluto such an interesting place and the journey in getting there, I highly recommend this book.

Utterly Fascinating submitted by Meginator on July 3, 2018, 7:12pm This is a gripping (and accessible) account of the New Horizons mission to explore Pluto, a firsthand behind-the-scenes look at the 25-year effort to fund and launch a probe to the erstwhile ninth planet. The book offers an utterly fascinating inside view of the entire process, from the first discovery of Pluto to the germ of a mission idea to the dogged persistence that eventually won NASA’s support and funding. I highly recommend this to anyone with even a passing interest in space exploration and/or Pluto.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Picador, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781250098962
1250098963

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Grinspoon, David Harry,

SUBJECTS
New Horizons (Spacecraft)
Space flight to Pluto.
Pluto probes.
Pluto (Dwarf planet) -- Exploration.