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Niwot’s famous author is out of this world


Last updated 5/11/2018 at Noon

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Released May 1, the book “Chasing New Horizons, Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto” was written by Niwot’s Alan Stern and co-author David Grinspoon.

May 1, launch day for the book Chasing New Horizons, marked the beginning of a 21-day, 11-state book tour for author Alan Stern of Niwot. While this journey is very exciting, it’s comparatively short for the scientist, whose new book chronicles spacecraft New Horizons’ three-billion mile adventure to Pluto and beyond.

Stern, the mission’s principal investigator, and his co-author, David Grinspoon, take readers deep inside the project to get an understanding of its intensity and how what started out as an audacious vision became a powerful scientific victory.

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