THE GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY LECTURE ON THE CASSINI SPACECRAFT WITH DR. LINDA SPILKER AND DR. EARL MAIZE ON MAY 15, 2017

Traveling at 75,000 miles an hour, the pioneering spacecraft will become part of the planet she has been so faithfully exploring for the past 13 years.

Cassini Lecture

By: Elizabeth Carbe’

Photos: THT

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On September 15th 2017, an international group of scientists, engineers and space enthusiasts will mark a bittersweet milestone. The Cassini spacecraft, the brainchild of a global scientific effort spearheaded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) and managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena CA, will disintegrate in Saturn’s atmosphere.  The digital images she has gathered and transmitted over her incredible journey have provided a massive and unprecedented view of Saturn, her rings and her moons.  During her ultimate descent into Saturn, Cassini will transmit data on the composition of Saturn’s atmosphere. Traveling at 75,000 miles an hour, the pioneering spacecraft will become part of the planet she has been so faithfully exploring for the past 13 years. Continue reading “THE GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY LECTURE ON THE CASSINI SPACECRAFT WITH DR. LINDA SPILKER AND DR. EARL MAIZE ON MAY 15, 2017”