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Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto

Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto

Author: Alan Stern; David Harry Grinspoon
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador paperback editionView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Stern; David Harry Grinspoon
ISBN: 1250098971 9781250098979
OCLC Number: 1050280020
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface: Inside the farthest exploration in history --
Introduction: Out of lock --
Dreams of a grand tour --
The Pluto underground --
Ten years in the wilderness --
The undead --
New Horizons at last? --
Building the bird --
Bringing it all together --
A prayer before you go --
Going supersonic --
To Jupiter and the ocean of space beyond --
Battle plan Pluto --
Into unknown danger --
On approach --
July 4th fireworks --
Showtime --
Everest --
Onward New Horizons --
Coda: A final discovery --
Appendix: The top ten science discoveries from the New Horizons exploration of the Pluto system.
Other Titles: Inside the epic first mission to Pluto
Responsibility: Alan Stern and David Grinspoon.


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' mission to Pluto.  Read more...


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