Cassini's Grand Finale: NASA's Extraordinary Mission to Saturn

September 13, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The NASA Cassini spacecraft has spent 13 years in orbit around Saturn, following a seven-year journey from Earth. The spacecraft is running low on the rocket fuel used for adjusting its course, and the extraordinary mission is coming to an end. Two moons of Saturn, Enceladus and Titan, have captured news headlines over the past decade as Cassini data revealed their potential to contain habitable environments.

This program is about much more than the spacecraft's final dive into Saturn in September 2017, however. That dramatic event is the capstone of six months of daring exploration and scientific discovery, which is the thrilling final chapter in a historic 20-year journey.

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This program is presented by Link Observatory Space Science Institute and will be held in the Program Room.