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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
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.
Great Topic ... not great coverage
- By Stuff Reviewer on 06-19-18
Take this amazing story with a grain of salt
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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