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Author Stern, Alan, 1957- author.

Title Chasing New Horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto / Alan Stern and David Grinspoon.

Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2018.


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Edition First edition.
Description xv, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject New Horizons (Spacecraft)
Space flight to Pluto.
Pluto probes.
Pluto (Dwarf planet) -- Exploration.
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
Added Author Grinspoon, David Harry, author.
ISBN 9781250098962 (hardcover)

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