Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

ࠜ reading ῲ Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto online ⚰ By Alan Stern ⚼ ࠜ reading ῲ Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto online ⚰ By Alan Stern ⚼ Called spellbinding Scientific American and thrillinga 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 July 14, 2015, something amazing happened More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at 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 generationa raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASAs Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptuneand 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 NASAs website for the mission received 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 worlds 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 insiders 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. New Horizons Wikipedia New is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA s Frontiers program Engineered by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

    • Format Kindle
    • Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
    • Alan Stern
    • Anglais
    • 17 June 2016
    • 288 pages

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