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This is truly an unbelievable story but the results and pictures are available for anyone to marvel at. Truly, even though you know the mission was a smashing success you are on the edge of your seat through endless political, funding, and technical challenges that make your head spin. And the writing - and reading - is just brilliant. Recommended for anyone who is interested in...well just about anything!
This book tells the story of the effort to explore the Dwarf Planet Pluto. It is successful in doing so however I had hoped for much more on the actual science undertaken. I learn a lot about the backstory but little on the Pluto itself.
This book gives a great insight into the battles a deep space mission faces in getting off the drawing board and into space - and the ones that arise once in the void. The technical and political aspects of the development of New Horizons are fascinating, and you come away with a sense of wonder as to how the mission made it launch, never mind the brilliant science it carried out. The narration is a bit flat, but the story carries itself. Looking forward to learning about the mission's next target - 2014 MU69 - at the dawn of 2019.