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The Resource Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto, Alan Stern and David Grinspoon

Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto, Alan Stern and David Grinspoon

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Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto
Title
Chasing new horizons
Title remainder
inside the epic first mission to Pluto
Statement of responsibility
Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Shares a behind-the-scenes account of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that shaped the New Horizons' mission to Pluto and beyond, citing the endeavor's boundary-breaking achievements and how they reflect the collective power of shared human goals
  • "On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long-mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation--a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA's Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune--and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA's website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world's imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons' next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider's perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal."--Dust jacket
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DLC
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1957-
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Stern, Alan
Dewey number
629.43/54922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Grinspoon, David Harry
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  • New Horizons (Spacecraft)
  • Space flight to Pluto
  • Pluto probes
  • Pluto (Dwarf planet)
Label
Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto, Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Inside the farthest exploration in history -- Introduction: Out of lock -- Dreams of a grand tour -- The Pluto underground -- Ten years in the wilderness -- The undead -- New Horizons at last? -- Building the bird -- Bringing it all together -- A prayer before you go -- Going supersonic -- To Jupiter and the ocean of space beyond -- Battle plan Pluto -- Into unknown danger -- On approach -- July 4th fireworks -- Showtime -- Everest -- Onward New Horizons -- Coda: A final discovery -- Appendix: The top ten science discoveries from the New Horizons exploration of the Pluto system
Control code
on1019840159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 295 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250098962
Lccn
2017060114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • BK0021373773
  • (OCoLC)1019840159
Label
Chasing new horizons : inside the epic first mission to Pluto, Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Inside the farthest exploration in history -- Introduction: Out of lock -- Dreams of a grand tour -- The Pluto underground -- Ten years in the wilderness -- The undead -- New Horizons at last? -- Building the bird -- Bringing it all together -- A prayer before you go -- Going supersonic -- To Jupiter and the ocean of space beyond -- Battle plan Pluto -- Into unknown danger -- On approach -- July 4th fireworks -- Showtime -- Everest -- Onward New Horizons -- Coda: A final discovery -- Appendix: The top ten science discoveries from the New Horizons exploration of the Pluto system
Control code
on1019840159
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 295 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250098962
Lccn
2017060114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • BK0021373773
  • (OCoLC)1019840159

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