Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that fueled the greatest space mission of our time: New Horizons' misison to Pluto. 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 more than 32,000 miles per h Alan Stern and David Grinspoon take us behind the scenes of the science, politics, egos, and public expectations that...

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Title:Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
Author:Alan Stern
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1250098963
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Reviews

  • AJ
    May 24, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

    I just finished reading Chasing New Horizons. It was an exciting ride-from the discovery of pluto to its successful exploration. Many times I felt as if I were in the mission control at APL and witnessing the drama unfold. Brilliant book. The authors mention the phrase 'larger than...

    A good read. Chasing New Horizons is broken up into two main parts, the "ground game" about getting the mission organized, funded and prioritized over 12 or so years, and the space mission itself. I learned new insights into how the mission software is configured (on the fly while the ...

    'Chasing New Horizons' is the best book I've read all year. It balances the matter-of-fact tone a science book requires, with a heart that inspires you. It tells you about the science and hard work that went into the project, while giving you a feel of the extraordinary human accomplis...

    Exploring the cosmos? Need assistance? Sign me up! Wow, to have been part of this or similar ventures! Grinspoon (who witnessed a lot of the action unfold) and Stern (who was at the very center of the action) do a superb job of telling the story of the New Horizons expedition to Pluto....

    A fascinating dive into the history of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. How it was conceived, planned, executed and much more. It?s a very interesting and engaging read and I found myself wishing I had been part of the mission team too. It is a book charting the history of Plut...

    Although it was (of course) full of about a bajillion acronyms that I had a hard time keeping straight, it was a fairly easy read. They made it easy to understand, and really broken down for the everyday person. Also, talk about a story of enduring to the end! (view spoiler)[13 years f...

    A really fascinating look into the behind-the-scenes of a NASA planetary exploration project. This book goes through the science, the politics, and the personality behind getting a mission like this funded and executed. None of it is trivial. I very much appreciated how many women scie...

  • Chris
    Aug 11, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

  • Alvin
    Jun 16, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

    I just finished reading Chasing New Horizons. It was an exciting ride-from the discovery of pluto to its successful exploration. Many times I felt as if I were in the mission control at APL and witnessing the drama unfold. Brilliant book. The authors mention the phrase 'larger than...

    A good read. Chasing New Horizons is broken up into two main parts, the "ground game" about getting the mission organized, funded and prioritized over 12 or so years, and the space mission itself. I learned new insights into how the mission software is configured (on the fly while the ...

  • David Agranoff
    Jun 21, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

  • Steve
    Jun 19, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

  • Karl Schaeffer
    Jul 31, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

  • Fraser Kinnear
    May 30, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

  • Scott Martin
    Jul 08, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

  • Cherei
    Apr 30, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

  • Bryan
    May 16, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

  • Nabila
    May 21, 2018

    ...

  • Rohit
    Jun 10, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

    I just finished reading Chasing New Horizons. It was an exciting ride-from the discovery of pluto to its successful exploration. Many times I felt as if I were in the mission control at APL and witnessing the drama unfold. Brilliant book. The authors mention the phrase 'larger than...

  • Stuart Rodriguez
    Apr 06, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

  • Jordan Ricks
    Jun 11, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

  • Melinda
    Aug 13, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

    I just finished reading Chasing New Horizons. It was an exciting ride-from the discovery of pluto to its successful exploration. Many times I felt as if I were in the mission control at APL and witnessing the drama unfold. Brilliant book. The authors mention the phrase 'larger than...

    A good read. Chasing New Horizons is broken up into two main parts, the "ground game" about getting the mission organized, funded and prioritized over 12 or so years, and the space mission itself. I learned new insights into how the mission software is configured (on the fly while the ...

    'Chasing New Horizons' is the best book I've read all year. It balances the matter-of-fact tone a science book requires, with a heart that inspires you. It tells you about the science and hard work that went into the project, while giving you a feel of the extraordinary human accomplis...

    Exploring the cosmos? Need assistance? Sign me up! Wow, to have been part of this or similar ventures! Grinspoon (who witnessed a lot of the action unfold) and Stern (who was at the very center of the action) do a superb job of telling the story of the New Horizons expedition to Pluto....

    A fascinating dive into the history of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. How it was conceived, planned, executed and much more. It?s a very interesting and engaging read and I found myself wishing I had been part of the mission team too. It is a book charting the history of Plut...

    Although it was (of course) full of about a bajillion acronyms that I had a hard time keeping straight, it was a fairly easy read. They made it easy to understand, and really broken down for the everyday person. Also, talk about a story of enduring to the end! (view spoiler)[13 years f...

  • Bob Walenski
    Jun 29, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

  • Luke Duncan
    Jul 16, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

  • Nestor Rychtyckyj
    May 28, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

  • Justin
    Jun 01, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

  • Mishehu
    May 15, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

    I just finished reading Chasing New Horizons. It was an exciting ride-from the discovery of pluto to its successful exploration. Many times I felt as if I were in the mission control at APL and witnessing the drama unfold. Brilliant book. The authors mention the phrase 'larger than...

    A good read. Chasing New Horizons is broken up into two main parts, the "ground game" about getting the mission organized, funded and prioritized over 12 or so years, and the space mission itself. I learned new insights into how the mission software is configured (on the fly while the ...

    'Chasing New Horizons' is the best book I've read all year. It balances the matter-of-fact tone a science book requires, with a heart that inspires you. It tells you about the science and hard work that went into the project, while giving you a feel of the extraordinary human accomplis...

    Exploring the cosmos? Need assistance? Sign me up! Wow, to have been part of this or similar ventures! Grinspoon (who witnessed a lot of the action unfold) and Stern (who was at the very center of the action) do a superb job of telling the story of the New Horizons expedition to Pluto....

  • Jordan Yeager
    Jul 21, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

  • Steve
    May 26, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

  • Matt
    May 14, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

    I just finished reading Chasing New Horizons. It was an exciting ride-from the discovery of pluto to its successful exploration. Many times I felt as if I were in the mission control at APL and witnessing the drama unfold. Brilliant book. The authors mention the phrase 'larger than...

    A good read. Chasing New Horizons is broken up into two main parts, the "ground game" about getting the mission organized, funded and prioritized over 12 or so years, and the space mission itself. I learned new insights into how the mission software is configured (on the fly while the ...

    'Chasing New Horizons' is the best book I've read all year. It balances the matter-of-fact tone a science book requires, with a heart that inspires you. It tells you about the science and hard work that went into the project, while giving you a feel of the extraordinary human accomplis...

    Exploring the cosmos? Need assistance? Sign me up! Wow, to have been part of this or similar ventures! Grinspoon (who witnessed a lot of the action unfold) and Stern (who was at the very center of the action) do a superb job of telling the story of the New Horizons expedition to Pluto....

    A fascinating dive into the history of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. How it was conceived, planned, executed and much more. It?s a very interesting and engaging read and I found myself wishing I had been part of the mission team too. It is a book charting the history of Plut...

  • Dan Ust
    Jun 01, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

  • Mark Yates
    Jun 15, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

  • Kannan
    May 23, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

    This is the first time I've had a non-fiction book keep me on the edge of my seat and try to avoid spoilers (silly, I know, don't judge). Yes, a lot of the book is listing scientists and their roles and all that, but the author does a good job of personalizing the information. He did a...

    This was a fascinating read about one of the most extraordinary scientific achievements in recent years, when the New Horizons probe visited Pluto for the first time. The press coverage and the photos were incredible, and for a short while, it renewed interest in our solar system and d...

    I just finished reading Chasing New Horizons. It was an exciting ride-from the discovery of pluto to its successful exploration. Many times I felt as if I were in the mission control at APL and witnessing the drama unfold. Brilliant book. The authors mention the phrase 'larger than...

    A good read. Chasing New Horizons is broken up into two main parts, the "ground game" about getting the mission organized, funded and prioritized over 12 or so years, and the space mission itself. I learned new insights into how the mission software is configured (on the fly while the ...

    'Chasing New Horizons' is the best book I've read all year. It balances the matter-of-fact tone a science book requires, with a heart that inspires you. It tells you about the science and hard work that went into the project, while giving you a feel of the extraordinary human accomplis...

  • Bill Pellerin
    May 28, 2018

    ...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

  • Brian McGrane
    Jun 29, 2018

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    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

  • Mattr76
    Jun 08, 2018

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    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...

    Detailed story of how the project came about and was executed. I find this story intrinsically interesting, especially on how problems were dealt with as they arose. Don?t expect as much on Pluto; this is mainly about the spacecraft itself. By the way, sometimes they cram too much...

    Fascinating insider's experience from the mission conception to reaching Pluto! I totally enjoyed reading 'Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto' by Alan Stern. I learned so much about NASA and how missions come about within the committee red-tape. They managed t...

    Loved learning about the work it took to get to Pluto! Very cool book. ...

    Excellent and fun book, really showing how planetary exploration missions happen. I would recommend this to anyone interested in space exploration, including high schoolers and college students. ...

    A fantasticly detailed and highly readable account of mankind's journey to the last planet and the vision and tenacity that made it happen. ...

    Inspiring and interesting. I highly recommend The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell as a companion piece. ...

    This is one of the more inspirational books that I have read this year ? it describes the mission to reach and explore the planet Pluto. I am a big fan of space exploration and quickly snapped this book up and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The authors frequently compare their explor...

    My first impulse was to award this book five stars. As I am thoroughly impressed with the project and the people who made it happen. It tells an impressive story of patience and persistence that stretched over a quarter century and an entire career. We get a great behind the scenes...

    This book is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. The writing isn?t especially great and it doesn?t really get engaging until about half way through. The story the book tells is worth it though. I remember when New Horizons did the flyby in 2015 and still get chills thinking about it. ...

    Another great book about a NASA probe. While the one I read about Voyager was probably objectively more interesting, due to the broader scope of the project, I have a closer personal connection to New Horizions because I followed the mission in real time. Perhaps most interesting f...

    What an incredible story!!! it took 26 years of practical and scientific work to take an idea to its completion. I never realized how difficult and complicated scientific research ventures are, or how frustrating or seemingly impossible they are to accomplish. The joy and Scientifi...

    This book is only going to appeal to space geeks (like me). I had the opportunity to hear Alan Stern give a presentation on the New Horizons mission some months ago, and it's an interesting story. The book begins with a short chapter about the loss of communication with the spacecraft ...

    Science fact and Space history. Traces the story of the New Horizons unmanned planetary probe to Pluto. From the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh to the first ideas of a Pluto probe in the late 80?s by a bunch of young post docs. The mission proposals various starts and stops thr...

    This fascinating book recounts the odyssey of sending the first mission to Pluto, most of which occurred before the the spacecraft ever left the launchpad. That Alan Stern and his team navigated the hazardous waters of NASA mission funding, fraught with political intrigue, hostile fief...

  • nukie19
    Apr 28, 2018

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    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Every once in a while, I wonder where I would have ended up had I stayed at Ohio State instead of joining the Air Force in the mid-80s. My major was astronomy, with a minor in physics, topics which still fascinate...

    In July 2015, the New Horizons space probe reached Pluto after a 10-year voyage and sent back the first clear pictures of our Solar System?s outermost neighbor. This is the inside story of how it happened, written by the scientists involved?but you don?t need to be an astronomer ...

    Now, let me state up front that these type of books, chronocling scientific research, or events, are hard to write. It's very hard to write a book that can convey a level of excitement and emotion for an event that happened in the past, in which we technically know the outcome, general...

    One the hottest debates in the space nerd community over the last couple years surrounds the little planet Pluto. Out at the far reaches of our solar system Pluto has only been known to our science since the 1930's when Clyde Tombaugh using math and an analog telescope proved that ther...

    It's an amazing story that was quite gripping at times, and I recommend the book. The audiobook narrator (one of the authors) is horrendous and they should have gotten a pro reader. It works best if you can play it at 1.25X speed. Alan, the mission PI, is a little too egotistical, sent...

    As a lifelong space geek, I wanted so badly to absolutely love this book and read about the Pluto mission. However, while the subject was so fantastically interesting, the writing left something to be desired. The first half of the book - before the mission launched into space - reads ...