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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.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2018.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  629.4354922 STE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  629.4354922 STE    AVAILABLE
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Description xv, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Summary 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 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 our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded 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 the mission: of their decades-long commitment; 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.
Note Includes index.
Subject Space flight to Pluto.
Pluto (Dwarf planet)
New Horizons (Spacecraft)
Pluto probes.
Added Author Grinspoon, David Harry, author.
ISBN 9781250098962 (hardcover)
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