Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that fueled the greatest space mission of our time: New Horizons' misison to Pluto. 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 h Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that...

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Title:Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
Author:Alan Stern
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1250098963
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Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Reviews

  • Chris
    Aug 11, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

  • vonblubba
    Oct 31, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

  • Todd Martin
    Sep 22, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

  • Carlos
    Nov 24, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

  • David Agranoff
    Jun 21, 2018

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    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

  • Steve
    Jun 19, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

  • Karl Schaeffer
    Jul 31, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    I read this book because I really enjoyed "Roving Mars" by Steven Squyres and "Curiosity" by Rob Manning. This book was a disappointment. Those other books were at their best when describing the engineering problems encountered and the way they were solved. They make you feel just ...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

  • Fraser Kinnear
    May 30, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    I read this book because I really enjoyed "Roving Mars" by Steven Squyres and "Curiosity" by Rob Manning. This book was a disappointment. Those other books were at their best when describing the engineering problems encountered and the way they were solved. They make you feel just ...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

  • Cherei
    Apr 30, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

  • Bryan
    May 16, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

  • Nabila
    May 21, 2018

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  • Stuart Rodriguez
    Apr 06, 2018

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    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

  • Ken Hamner
    Oct 11, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

  • Jordan Ricks
    Jun 11, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

  • Bob Walenski
    Jun 29, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    I read this book because I really enjoyed "Roving Mars" by Steven Squyres and "Curiosity" by Rob Manning. This book was a disappointment. Those other books were at their best when describing the engineering problems encountered and the way they were solved. They make you feel just ...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

  • Luke Duncan
    Jul 16, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    I read this book because I really enjoyed "Roving Mars" by Steven Squyres and "Curiosity" by Rob Manning. This book was a disappointment. Those other books were at their best when describing the engineering problems encountered and the way they were solved. They make you feel just ...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

  • Nestor Rychtyckyj
    May 28, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

  • Justin
    Jun 01, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

  • Cade
    Dec 06, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    I read this book because I really enjoyed "Roving Mars" by Steven Squyres and "Curiosity" by Rob Manning. This book was a disappointment. Those other books were at their best when describing the engineering problems encountered and the way they were solved. They make you feel just ...

  • Steve
    May 26, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

  • Hen
    Sep 18, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

  • Dan Ust
    Jun 01, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

  • Veronika
    Aug 17, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

  • Mark Yates
    Jun 15, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

  • Val
    Sep 29, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

  • Bill Pellerin
    May 28, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    I read this book because I really enjoyed "Roving Mars" by Steven Squyres and "Curiosity" by Rob Manning. This book was a disappointment. Those other books were at their best when describing the engineering problems encountered and the way they were solved. They make you feel just ...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

  • James C
    Sep 29, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

  • Ben Truong
    Nov 22, 2018

    ...

    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    An excellent book on the Pluto system (the outermost planet in oursolar system) and the New Horizons mission that was the first to explore it in 2015, after a 9 year transit from earth, with a flyby of 7 scientific instruments. Brings out the heroic persistence needed over decades ...

    This was a great ride! Interesting front seat view of Alan Stern, the behind the scene mechanics of space launch and live long quest to discovery. I am a Pluto fan, so this was a nice book to read. ...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Great book.....provides a perfect example of how great things require great commitment of time, energy, resilience, and resources, all of which make great rewards possible. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    After reading several excellent books this year about historic manned space missions, this book was an interesting change of pace. I had never read a book about an unmanned space exploration mission, and I had some initial concern that maybe it wouldn't be as intensely interesting as h...

    New Horizons is a space probe launched by NASA in 2006. Its mission was to perform a fly-by of Pluto nine years later, with the primary objective of: ? Characterizing the geology and morphology of Pluto and its moon Charon ? Mapping the chemical compositions of Pluto and Char...

    Listened to the audiobook, which was fairly well narrated by the authors. Definitely a worthwhile read for space geeks. The story is fascinating on at least two levels. First, the 17 years of bureaucratic maneuvering and politics that preceded the launch of the New Horizons spacecraft ...

    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto is a behind the scene and historical documentary of the New Horizons Project from its inception to its historic flyby decades later. This book explores all the ebbs and flow of trying to convince N.A.S.A. of the mission to th...

  • Brian McGrane
    Jun 29, 2018

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    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

  • nukie19
    Apr 28, 2018

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    I?m very glad I read this book, it really chronicles how the movement to explore Pluto began 20 years ago and how it was a struggle to finally be able to launch a rocket to explore it and how the result of exploring Pluto launched a fervor in humankind about planet exploration and ho...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    I always thought that the most difficult part of a space mission was the technical one. Building a machine that could travel millions of kilometers during a decade or more without blowing up. After reading this book, I believe I was probably wrong. The hard part is the political one, ...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...