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by Hannah Leitheiser


Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon




And in my book we've reached lift-off. The New Horizon's mission to Pluto had never really been a priority for NASA. A new budget would forget to list the project. It was letter-writing campaigns, getting the press involved, and various arm-twisting that brought NASA to reluctantly allot a budget of something like 10% of that of Voyage for the Pluto project. And now, it's 2006 and we are launching the fastest spacecraft to date.