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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is 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 three 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 seven continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more 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 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, 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 goal.
©2018 Alan Stern and David Grinspooon (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By David Lange on 05-19-18

Good story little science

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David L. Jones on 07-29-18

Pluto has a heart

This book showed the heart and determination of all of those involved. Proving even before it’s discovery that Pluto has a heart.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rob Sedgwick on 08-17-18

Brilliant

This is a terrific production which enthrals from beginning to end. It's not overly long although it does cover several decades from when the idea of exploring Pluto was first contemplated right up to the fly-by and the subsequent visit to the Kuiper Belt.

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5 out of 5 stars
By "robin9000" on 06-20-18

You think?<br />

a truely insperational inside account of the sheer detemination of a small team of explorers to overcome multiple trials and tribulation to bring to the world a discovery of epic proportions. an insperation and one of the most enjoyable reads of scientic discovery that ive come across

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5 out of 5 stars
By enaid on 06-08-18

Exciting and informative

This was an exciting, true story that was really enjoyable to listen to as I learned new things about our solar system.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Daryn on 05-31-18

Great material but not well narrated.

This is the classic case where the authors should have employed a professional narrator for the audiobook rather than attempt it themselves.

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