Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

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Pluto. It has gone from theory to fact, from planet to not-planet, and from unknown to world-famous, all in less time than it takes to make a single trip around the sun. And for some, it’s more than a curiosity, more than a token favorite planet, more than a topic for planetary debate. For some, it’s the final frontier, and it took twenty years of fighting to ensure that we’d be able to learn more about it.

Chasing New Horizons is about the incredible, occasionally infuriating, journey that took the New Horizons spacecraft from concept to successful exploration mission, and it is a rollercoaster. It will wow you with the determination of scientific minds, and it will make you incandescent with rage at the political stupidity, selfishness, and short-sightedness that dogged the project at every turn.

Gorgeous full-color photography supplements this brilliant, heartfelt journey, and you can’t help but marvel at everything NASA has ever accomplished, both technologically and through sheer human endeavor, as the images absolutely dazzle you.

Chasing New Horizons is a chronicle of the indomitability of good people, the complexity of the universe, and the wonders awaiting us if we can just work together. It’s beautiful, brilliant stuff.


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Author Alan Stern • David Grinspoon
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Picador 
Publish Date 2018-May-01
ISBN 9781250098962
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Issue September 2018
Category Science & Nature
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