A technical readout nor a geek out it is first and foremost about articulating the storyThe only criticisms I have are that like so many kindle books every image in the #book is listed at the end rather than being in context with the story This does #is listed at the end rather than being in context with the story This does a bit odd when the outcomes of the flyby are described at the end and ou have to read another chapter before actually seeing the photos describedLinked to this and what I also found odd is a lot is made of Pluto has a heart the heart shaped indent in it s surface however we never actually see a picture of it seems a bit of a weird ommissionBut overall a very very enjoyable book and for sure it ll give ou the bug for space exploration too Great book Thorough background to New Horizons probe easy reading and remarkable results from the probes cameras What a fantastic read I started reading this book because I wanted to know about Pluto I finished reading the book with a sense of wonder at the complexity of the mission I still do not understand how they managed to pull it off but I am very glad they did Completely readable and gripping book about the long struggle to get a spacecraft to Pluto Focuses on the people and the incredible work put in by the men and women that made the stunning images and knowledge obtained from the mission possible Read it it one sitting could not put it down This story of New Horizons from conception to it success at Pluto reads like a suspense novel I couldn t put it down Congratulations to all the team who made this story happen Good luck to those studying the vast uantity of data transmitted from New Horizons to Earth What we discover from this mission is truly astounding so far Who knows what other secrets Pluto and the Kuiper
might reveal in data. Rizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission of their decades long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design build and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter one billion miles past Pluto in 2019 Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr Alan Stern and others on New Horizons Chasing New Horizons is a riveting story of scientific discovery and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible go.Belt Might Reveal In
Lague all corporates and it seems NASA is hardly immune from that Also goes to show why private companies build on the backs of government space agency research and manage uicker deliverables the politics can be short circuited to an extent by 1 person in charge of the private company I felt at times the book keeps repetitively comparing it s achievements to Voyager no need for that both are cool missions Also ref issues with NASAJPLother players understandable to have strong feelings from Dr Stern but also easy to see why getting Todd May
helped smoothen things so much I would have loved of thesmoothen things so much I would have loved of the of Pluto to be in this book This is story telling at it s best As they say You couldn t make it up the story of New Horizons is fascinating with many peaks and troughs across 20 ears A great one if How to Restore Your Bmw Motorcycle Twins 1950-1969 you are into space fascinated by how NASA does projects or just want a compellingarnThe book doesn t just describe the events often individuals involved chip in in their own words with rememberances or reflections which really add a human and personal element There are exciting moments for sure but also tense ones emotionally distraught ones disarmingly vulnerable moments and eually bold and bullish moments Faerie you see examples of both outstanding and flawed leadership and clearly the challenges of when a long term project is tossed and turned by the movements of the world and governments the first prototype which could have been horizons was due to be presented on September 11 2001There is enough mentioned of the science thatou get full appreciation of the mind boggling distances and complex analytical challenges involved also the dramas as computer programs are rewritten or the chance of hitting space rocks is explored However this is by #No Means. Of #means. Of worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune and nothing uite like it is planned to happen ever again The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all seven continents and NASA’s website for the mission received than two billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination How did this happen Chasing New Ho. I was really looking forward to this book after all the hype A great read but I started to get bored during the first five chapters which are all about the arguments between Alan Stern and the various organisations who were trying to cancel the project It just went on too long Only the last two or three chapters are worth reading in my opinion Still the mission was an amazing achievement which has my utmost respect New Horizons passed me by I don t remember there being a splash in the British press about a Pluto fly byWell glad to have found out retrospectively In a world that seems to disappoint of late than previously man s achievements in space are a welcome counterbalance New Horizons definitely provides that Five ears in the planning ten ears to get there with most of the observations crammed into an intensely three day period Fascinating to read about how such an astonishing thing gets done The first half of the book is tedious the trials and tribulations over 13 ear and six rejected mission concepts before
obtaining provisional approval from NASA Then another four ears to build and launch an outer planets spacecraft in unprecedented recordprovisional approval from NASA Then another four Cinnamon and Elephants: Sri Lanka and the Netherlands from 1600 (Rijksmuseum country series) years to build and launch an outer planets spacecraft in unprecedented record and tight budget constraints Then the fascinating description of the mission to the outermost planet nineears and 3 billion miles from Earth A week before closest approach the on board computer crashed and had to be re booted and re loaded with New Horizons approaching Pluto at over 31000 mph but on 14 July 2015 arriving within 2 minutes of predicted ETA triumph This book is a perfect complement to Discovering Pluto New Horizons I find the book very interesting Definitely recommend itIt does bring forth in black and white the politics around mission approvals and the APLJPL mix #These This Audiobook Is # This audiobook is up close inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time New Horizons’ mission to Pluto as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players On July 14 2015 something amazing happened More than three billion miles from Earth a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at than 32000 miles per hour focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system and then just as uickly continued on its journey out into the beyond Nothing like this has occurred in a generation a raw exploration. .