A Survivor’s Tale: Cassini Lives Through First Ring Dive

One down, twenty-one to go! The Cassini spacecraft survived the first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings, and is now back communicating with Earth. It was a long day for Cassini scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory while the spacecraft was out of contact for 20 hours during this […]

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Cassini’s Final Mission to Annihilation Starts April 22

Grab the tissues. This video nearly had the Cassini team all choked up during today’s press briefing, and virtual sobs and sniffs were abundant on social media posts sharing the video. “We get goosebumps and get emotional every time we see it,” said Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at JPL. On April 22 the Cassini […]

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