I felt at times the book keeps repetitively
comparing it s achievements to voyager no need it s achievements to Voyager no need that both are cool missions Also ref issues with NASAJPLother players nderstandable 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 the images of Pluto to be in this book I was really looking forward to
"THIS BOOK AFTER ALL THE HYPE "book after all the hype 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 inOnly the last two or three chapters are worth reading in opinion Still the mission was an amazing achievement which has my The Rhetoric of Reaction utmost respect 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 vastantity 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 Belt might reveal in the data This is story telling at it s best As they say You couldn t make it The Ghost Light Kids Get Hooked up the story of New Horizons is fascinating with many peaks and troughs across 20 years A great one if you are into space fascinated by how NASA does projects or just want a compelling yarnThe 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 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 Of new worldsnparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune and nothing ite 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. What a fantastic read I started reading this book because I wanted
to know about Pluto I finished reading the book with a sknow about Pluto
I finished reading the book with a s first half of the book is tedious the trials andfinished reading the book with a s first half of the book is tedious the trials and over 13 year and six rejected mission concepts before obtaining provisional approval from NASA Then another four years to build and launch an outer planets spacecraft in nprecedented record time and tight budget constraints Then the fascinating description of the mission to the outermost planet nine years 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 First foremost it s not a book about Pluto It s mainly about the New Horizons project and persuading NASA and the US government to fund this robotic spacecraft on a 9 year journey to visit Pluto and other Kuiper belt objects including 2014 MU69 As the authors mentioned a lot of technical detail was left out and I personally think they should also release the nabridged copy at least in electronic format It was an interesting read 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 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 plague 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 icker deliverables the politics can be short circuited to an extent by 1 person in charge of the private company. This audiobook is the We Love You, Charlie Freeman 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 asickly continued on its journey out into the beyond Nothing like this has occurred in a generation a raw exploration.
SUMMARY í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ caadh.xyzOrizons was due to be presented on September 11 2001There is enough mentioned of the science that you 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 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 seem a bit odd when the outcomes of the flyby are described at the end and you 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 you the bug for space exploration too 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 spaceout retrospectively In a world that seems to disappoint of late than previously man s achievements in space a welcome counterbalance New Horizons definitely provides that Five years in the planning ten years 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 I enjoyed reading this account of the New Horizons mission to Pluto although it is let down in places by poor editing particularly regarding numerous repeats of the same story or description Something rather crisper around 23 of the length
and without the annoying hyperbole and exclamation marks would have improved the book in my viewI knocked a starwithout the annoying hyperbole and exclamation marks would have improved the book in my viewI knocked a star for over The Messy Accident (An ABDL Story) use of hyperbole and for non metricnits throughout this is nforgivable in an account of a science mission. 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.