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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 )

- 372 days ago -
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.


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Fiona Ogilvie (561)
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.

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Kathleen M (211)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 6:16 pm
Wistfully S&N. Cassini revealed incredible wonders; I'll miss her. Thx for sharing Fiona.

Animae C (506)
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 (29)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 8:56 am
Magnificently Joyous and sorrowful - Bravo

- let's do it again

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Tuesday September 26, 2017, 1:02 pm
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