Take your child through an epic journey from Earth to Pluto with this magnificent book. The book narrates the journey of New Horizons, the first spacecraft to visit Pluto.
As your kid reads this book “To Pluto & Beyond: The Amazing Voyage of New Horizons” she follows the spacecraft’s journey. The narrative is simple and engaging. Moreover, it keeps the reader’s curiosity alive and transports you to space. As you read, it allows you to take the journey with New Horizons.
Written by Elaine Scott, the book successfully declassifies the technical angle involved in this mission and makes it suitable for the kids to read. Scott’s rendering of complex science mission makes it relevant for young audience.
Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet inspires the subject of this book.
Interesting Facts About New Horizons Spacecraft
- NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was launched on Jan. 19, 2006.
- This remarkable ship, no bigger than a piano, uses no more energy than a lightbulb.
- It has already travelled three billion miles out to Pluto.
- New Horizon is the first spacecraft to ever visit Pluto.
- Back in 2006, Pluto was still a planet.
- By the time New Horizon arrived to fly by in 2015, Pluto had been reclassified as a dwarf planet.
- New Horizons continues to push farther from Earth.
- It is travelling to an object deep within Kuiper Belt, where it is set to arrive on Jan 1, 2019.
This book will serve to inspire kids. It will create interest in the mission and all the science that goes into such complex and exciting missions.
This book is ideal for kids above the age of 6 yrs. It explains the importance of such incredible journey’s into the solar system. Stunning images taken by the spacecraft, photos of the New Horizons mission team, science team, engineers and more, are a part of this book.
The book perfectly captures the enormity and complexity of the universe for kids. By showing how scientists operate, their hypotheses, hopes, and disappointments, and how they make use of them, she gives readers an inspiring portrait of the scientific method itself.