[Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto] Download ë Alan Stern
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"all the hype "the hype great read but I started to get bored during the first five chapters which are all about the arguments between Alan Stern and the various organisations who were trying to cancel the project It ust went on too long Only the last two or three chapters are worth reading in my opinion Still the mission was an amazing achievement which has my utmost respect First foremost it s not a book about Pluto It s mainly about the New Horizons project and persuading NASA and the US government to fund this robotic spacecraft on a 9 year ourney to visit Pluto and other Kuiper belt objects including 2014 MU69 As "the authors mentioned a lot of technical detail was left out and I "authors mentioned a lot of technical detail was left out and I think they should also release the unabridged copy at least in electronic format It was an interesting read This is story telling at it s best As they say You couldn t make it up the story of New Horizons is fascinating with many peaks and troughs across 20 years A great one if you are into space fascinated by how NASA does projects or ust want a compelling yarnThe book doesn t Mr. Jelly's Business just describe the events often individuals involved chip in in their own words with rememberances or reflections which really add a human and personal element There are exciting moments for sure but also tense ones emotionally distraught ones disarmingly vulnerable moments and eually bold and bullish moments you see examples of both This audiobook is the up close inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time New Horizons’ mission to Pluto as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players On July something amazing happened More than three billion miles from Earth a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto atthan miles per hour focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system and thenust as uickly continued on its ourney out into the beyond Nothing like this has occurred in a generation a raw exploration of new. ,
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In by the men and women that made the stunning images and knowledge obtained from the mission possible "Read It It One Sitting "it it one sitting not put it down New Horizons
PASSED ME BY I DON Tme by I don t there being a splash in the British press about a Pluto fly byWell glad
TO HAVE FOUND OUT RETROSPECTIVELY IN A WORLD THAThave found out retrospectively In a world that to disappoint of late than previously man s achievements in space are a welcome counterbalance New Horizons definitely provides that Five years in the planning ten years to get there with most of the observations crammed into an intensely three day period Fascinating to read about how such an astonishing thing gets done The first half of the book is tedious the trials and tribulations over 13 year and six rejected mission concepts before obtaining provisional approval from Great book What a fantastic read I started reading this book because I wanted to know about Pluto I finished reading the book with a sense of wonder at the complexity of the mission I still do not understand how they managed to pull it off but I am very glad they did This story of New Horizons from conception to it success at Pluto reads like a suspense novel I couldn t put it down Congratulations to all the team who made this story happen Good luck to those studying the vast uantity of data transmitted from New Horizons to Earth What we discover from this mission is truly astounding so far Who knows what other secrets Pluto and the Kuiper Belt might rev. S 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 one billion miles past Pluto in Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr Alan Stern and others on New Horizons Chasing New Horizons is a riveting story of scientific discovery and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal. .
Utstanding and flawed leadership and clearly "the challenges of when a long term project is tossed and turned by the movements of "challenges of when a long term project is tossed and turned by the movements of world and governments the first prototype which could have been horizons was due to be presented on September 11 2001There is enough mentioned of the science that you get full appreciation of the mind boggling distances and complex analytical challenges involved also the dramas as computer programs are rewritten or the chance of hitting space rocks is explored However this is by no means a technical readout nor a geek out it is first and foremost about articulating the storyThe only criticisms I have are that like so many kindle books every image in the book is listed at the end rather than being in context with the story This does seem a bit odd when the outcomes of the flyby are described at the end and you have to read another chapter before actually seeing the photos describedLinked to this and what I also found odd is a lot is made of Pluto has a heart the heart shaped indent in it s surface however we never actually see a picture of it seems a bit of a weird ommissionBut
overall a very very enjoyable book and for sure it ll give you the bug for space explorationa very very enjoyable book and for sure it ll give you the bug for space exploration Thorough background to New Horizons probe easy reading and remarkable results from the probes cameras Completely readable and gripping book about the long struggle to get a spacecraft to Pluto Focuses on the people and the incredible work put. Worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune and nothing uite 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 seven continents and NASA’s website for the mission receivedthan two 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 but made history and captured the world’s imagination How did this happen Chasing New Horizon.