On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. A brief introduction explains how Pluto was discovered in 1930 and why, in the 1980s, planetary scientists began to lobby for a mission to visit it. How did this happen? Not Currently Available for Direct Purchase. “Stern and Grinspoon’s record of this epic project is thoroughly captivating… Suffused with serpentine theatrics and scientific wonder, this is a consistently compelling, top-notch documentation of intrepid planetary exploration.”—Kirkus *STARRED REVIEW*, “Riveting… a fascinating David versus Goliath story… Even though we know the final outcome, the story continues to be a nail-biter… The two authors, with their insider’s perspective, capture the arduous process with great narrative verve.”—Marcia Bartusiak, The Wall Street Journal, “A remarkable new book… told in exhilarating prose that moves this incredible narrative briskly without getting mired in the tall weeds of technical jargon…. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. “Thoroughly captivating… Suffused with serpentine theatrics and scientific wonder, this is a consistently compelling, top-notch documentation of intrepid planetary exploration.”—KIRKUS *Starred Review*, “Thrilling… A future classic of popular science.”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *Starred Review*, “Riveting… a fascinating David versus Goliath story.”—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, “A remarkable new book…told in exhilarating prose that moves this incredible narrative briskly without getting mired in the tall weeds of technical jargon….

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. Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. On 14 July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, capturing headlines around the world. Publisher: Picador (May 1, 2018)

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches, Copyright © 2016 Zoey Theme. Other Editions of This Title: By Keith T. Smith

Grinspoon may well be the most talented science writer this side of his friend and mentor, the late Carl Sagan…. Petersen, TheSpacewriter.com, “A page-turner.”—Randy Showstack, EOS.com, “[Chasing New Horizons] delivers an in-depth view of how to design a space mission, shepherd it through the hurdles of approval and design, and send it toward the unknown when you have just one shot to get it right.”—Sarah Lewin, Space.com, “Even if you followed the [Pluto] flyby closely and think you know this story, the book divulges details that will surprise you. Grinspoon may well be the most talented science writer this side of his friend and mentor, the late Carl Sagan….

Language: English All rights Reserved. Petersen, TheSpacewriter.com, “A page-turner.”—Randy Showstack, EOS.com, “[Chasing New Horizons] delivers an in-depth view of how to design a space mission, shepherd it through the hurdles of approval and design, and send it toward the unknown when you have just one shot to get it right.”—Sarah Lewin, Space.com, “Even if you followed the [Pluto] flyby closely and think you know this story, the book divulges details that will surprise you. Digital Audiobook (4/30/2018) How did this happen? See the authors on tour – full schedule here. Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. JAMES LOVELL, commander, Apollo 13. The authors emphasize the important roles played by engineers, project managers, and mission controllers, reminding readers that it takes more than a good idea and talented scientists to fly a successful mission. Other Editions of This Title: Digital Audiobook (4/30/2018) Paperback (5/21/2019) CD-Audio (5/1/2018) Stern, the leader of the NASA mission to send the first probe to Pluto, and astrobiologist Grinspoon (Earth in Human Hands), who played a small part in the project, manage to make its many te Stern and Grinspoon take you on an uplifting, exhilarating, fascinating journey, all without leaving the comfort and oxygen of our planet.”—Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune, “An exhilarating trek into the ‘wild black yonder’.”—Barbara Kiser, Nature, “A space and science book that reads more like a thriller.”—Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, “Riveting… destined to become a classic of popular science.”—Publishers Weekly “Best Summer Books 2018”, “A thrilling ride.”—Jane Ciabattari, BBC.COM “10 Books to Read in May”, “Riveting.”—Laurel Kornfeld, Spaceflight Insider, “Armchair space explorers and budding scientists will relish this inspiring aerospace adventure.”—Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal, “Fascinating… Stern and Grinspoon’s account will appeal to space buffs and every fan of high-quality science writing.”—Carl Hays, Booklist, “It’s a tale about space science, yes, but it’s also a reminder of what can happen when you refuse to let dreams die.”—Corey S. Powell, DiscoverMagazine.com, “Terrific new book about a terrific spacecraft flying a terrific mission! Readers are ‘Go!’ for Pluto and beyond.”—DAVA SOBEL, New York Times bestselling author of Galileo’s Daughter and The Glass Universe “To Pluto and beyond!

Kudos to Alan Stern, the man who gave us back Pluto.”—Jeffrey Kluger (on Twitter, April 25, 2018), “The two writers know their stuff: Stern is the principal investigator who led the New Horizon’s team to Pluto, and he is considered a veritable force of nature within the planetary science community. 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. The up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.

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. Please call before going to store. Purchase this item now. Appreciate what it is our fellow citizens have done to bring Pluto and the Kuiper Belt into our view.”—C.C.

Stern, A: Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto | Stern, Alan | ISBN: 9781250098962 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Read it often. Podcast, All titles are subject to availability   •   Prices subject to change, Red Dress in Black and White: A novel (Hardcover), All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel (Hardcover), The Jane Austen Society: A Novel (Hardcover), The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III (Hardcover), What Can I Do? 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. From the Preface to the ‘Final Discovery’ of the Coda and through the Top-Ten Science Discoveries list in the Appendix, this is a book for science readers to savor.”—Fred Bortz, The Science Shelf, “A truly prodigious book by Alan Stern & David Grinspoon humankind's first voyage to Pluto. The second half of the book is far more engaging, covering the spacecraft’s launch in 2006, its flyby of Jupiter in 2007, and the Pluto encounter itself.

Those chapters come alive with the authors’ passion for exploration and the excitement of finally reaching the destination. Those revelations delighted me to no end…. MARK KELLY, retired NASA space shuttle commander, “Imagine launching a spacecraft that will travel faster than 30,000 miles per hour, for nearly a decade, until it passes the previously unreachable surface of Pluto, capturing some of the most beautiful images ever recorded. Buy Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Illustrated by Stern, Alan (ISBN: 9781250098962) from Amazon's Book Store. 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. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. Those revelations delighted me to no end…. Read it often. New Horizons is still flying, and for us Plutophiles it’s the adventure of a lifetime.”—BILL NYE, science educator, CEO the Planetary Society, “An exhilarating trek into the ‘wild black yonder’.”—NATURE, “A space and science book that reads more like a thriller.”—HOUSTON CHRONICLE, “Here is the exciting, moment-by-moment account of how a dream becomes a successful mission to another planet. Teenagers may struggle with the subsequent chapters, however, which describe how the mission was designed and funded. From the Preface to the ‘Final Discovery’ of the Coda and through the Top-Ten Science Discoveries list in the Appendix, this is a book for science readers to savor.”—Fred Bortz, The Science Shelf, “A truly prodigious book by Alan Stern & David Grinspoon humankind's first voyage to Pluto. Picador 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. Stern and Grinspoon take you on an uplifting, exhilarating, fascinating journey, all without leaving the comfort and oxygen of our planet.”—Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune, “An exhilarating trek into the ‘wild black yonder’.”—Barbara Kiser, Nature, “A space and science book that reads more like a thriller.”—Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, “Riveting… destined to become a classic of popular science.”—Publishers Weekly “Best Summer Books 2018”, “A thrilling ride.”—Jane Ciabattari, BBC.COM “10 Books to Read in May”, “Riveting.”—Laurel Kornfeld, Spaceflight Insider, “Armchair space explorers and budding scientists will relish this inspiring aerospace adventure.”—Donna Marie Smith, Library Journal, “Fascinating… Stern and Grinspoon’s account will appeal to space buffs and every fan of high-quality science writing.”—Carl Hays, Booklist, “It’s a tale about space science, yes, but it’s also a reminder of what can happen when you refuse to let dreams die.”—Corey S. Powell, DiscoverMagazine.com, “Terrific new book about a terrific spacecraft flying a terrific mission! All rights reserved.



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