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J. Robins

St. Catharines, Ontario
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  • Chasing New Horizons

  • Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
  • By: Alan Stern, David Grinspoon
  • Narrated by: Alan Stern, David Grinspoon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 194

On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than three billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long-mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Topic ... not great coverage

  • By Stuff Reviewer on 06-19-18

Take this amazing story with a grain of salt

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-18

The story of the New Horizons spacecraft is an epic one, fraught with near misses and brushes with death all along its path. The exploration of Pluto is a moment I will remember until I die. While the story is a must hear, be wary that this perspective is from its champion, Alan Stern, who necessarily tells it in perhaps a more dramatic and self-serving way than may be true. Nonetheless, authors' biases aside, this is a great story and I would recommend it to anyone.

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