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Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto / Alan Stern and David Grinspoon.

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  • ISBN: 9781250098962
  • ISBN: 1250098963
  • Physical Description: xv, 295 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador, 2018.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
"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 quite 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 that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 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 this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; 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 in 2019. Told from the insider's perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal."--Jacket.
Subject: New Horizons (Spacecraft)
Space flight to Pluto.
Pluto probes.
Pluto (Dwarf planet) > Exploration.
SCIENCE > Astronomy.
SCIENCE > Physics > Astrophysics.
SCIENCE > Space Science.

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