START A PETITION37,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Cassini Grand Finale: Father And Son Researcher Will Say Good Bye Together


Science & Tech  (tags: Cassini Spacecraft, Grand Finale, 22 dives into Saturn's Rings, Saturn's Moons, astronomy, computer, humans, nasa, news, research, science, scientists, world )

Fiona
- 68 days ago - ibtimes.com
Early Friday morning, before the sun rises over Pasadena, Calif., hundreds of scientists and researchers will gather to say goodbye to Cassini. The unmanned spacecraft was launched nearly two decades ago. Video on site is magnificent.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Fiona O (597)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 5:47 pm
“He was so involved in so many different things that at that time the cool things were Galileo and some of the Mars missions,” Jason Soderblom, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told International Business Times about his father’s involvement with Cassini. The Cassini mission could barely compete in dinner time conversation up against missions to mars, especially not when it was only in the planning stage. “The planning phase doesn’t make as much headline at home,” Jason said. The launch of the craft didn’t happen until years later, around the time that Jason was finishing high school.

More on this story, other Cassini information, photographs on site.

Please note, comment, and forward.
 

Kathleen M (231)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 6:16 pm
Wistfully S&N. Cassini revealed incredible wonders; I'll miss her. Thx for sharing Fiona.
 

Animae C (511)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 6:19 pm
Oh wow, awesome vid, i watched it in fullscreen... it was quite emotional!
Makes all the B.S. here on earth seem so small & insignificant!!

It's 11am on the 15th here....
 

S J (130)
Friday September 15, 2017, 12:00 am
I am so sad but thank to all Casino has done for all of us. I feel like when I lose my babies. However I will tell my students about her. Meows Fiona meow
 

Trish K (57)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 8:56 am
Magnificently Joyous and sorrowful - Bravo

- let's do it again
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 12:58 pm
Thanks
 

Lenore K (0)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 6:30 pm
ok
 

Lenore K (0)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 6:16 pm
ok
 

Gino C (0)
Sunday September 24, 2017, 9:06 am
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 26, 2017, 1:02 pm
thanks for this
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)


Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Science & Tech





 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.