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Cassini Captures Its First Image of Saturn

Emily Lakdawalla • November 01, 2002

The Cassini spacecraft has captured its first image of its target planet, Saturn.

The Stories Behind the Voyager Mission: Bud Schurmeier

A.J.S. Rayl • September 05, 2002

Harris 'Bud' Schurmeier served as the first Project Manager for the Voyager mission. In 1976, just before the twin spacecraft launched, he became Assistant Lab Director at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The Stories Behind the Voyager Mission: Linda Morabito Kelly

A.J.S. Rayl • September 05, 2002

Linda Morabito Kelly began working at Jet Propulsion Laboratories while still a student at the University of Southern California. In 1974, she accepted a fulltime position as an engineer in the Satellite Ephemeris Development and Orbit Determination section JPL.

The Stories Behind the Voyager Mission: Ed Stone

A.J.S. Rayl • September 05, 2002

Edward C. Stone, an internationally renowned physicist, signed on as Project Scientist of the Voyager mission in 1972, responsible for coordinating the efforts of 11 teams of researchers.

The Stories Behind the Voyager Mission: Bruce Murray

A.J.S. Rayl • September 05, 2002

Bruce C. Murray served as the only geologist on the team planning the Grand Tour, which was cancelled by NASA in 1972, but which led to Voyager the same year. He later became the Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a position he held from 1976 to 1982, the early glory years of the mission.

The Stories Behind the Voyager Mission: Charles Kohlhase

A.J.S. Rayl • September 05, 2002 • 1

Charles Kohlhase served as Mission Design Manager for Voyager from 1974 to 1989. He brought more than a decade's worth of experience working on the Mariner and Viking missions to the position.

The Stories Behind the Voyager Mission: Jurrie van der Woude

A.J.S. Rayl • September 05, 2002

Jurrie van der Woude worked for 25 years in the Jet Propulsion's Laboratory's Public Affairs Office as Image Coordinator. It was Jurrie who, working closely with the Voyager imaging team, chose the best images to release to the press.

Voyager's Last View

Charlene Anderson • August 01, 2002

Home. Family. This will be Voyager's enduring legacy: It has changed forever the feelings raised by those words. Through its robotic eyes we have learned to see the solar system as our home. Through its portraits of the planets we know that they are part of our family. Apollo astronauts showed us a tiny Earth alone in the blackness of space. Now, with these images, Voyager has shown us that Earth is not really alone. Around our parent Sun orbit sibling worlds, companions as we travel through the Galaxy.

The Devon Diaries

Emily Lakdawalla • July 24, 2002

Emily Lakdawalla reports on her expedition to Devon Island, where The Planetary Society is taking steps toward the goal of humans and robots working together to explore Mars.

Haughton Impact Crater

Emily Lakdawalla • January 01, 2002

Haughton Crater measures about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter, and was formed 23 million years ago when either an asteroid or a comet collided with our planet.

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