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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith is a Cassini Mission Planner at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has been involved with the Cassini mission to Saturn and Titan since 1990. John has designed missions to explore the planets for more than two decades at JPL. Outside of work, John is outside in nature as much as possible to recover from working in a building without windows.

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Designing the Cassini Tour

June 07, 2009

Each Titan flyby is not a fork in the road, but rather a Los Angeles style cloverleaf in terms of the dizzying number of possible destinations. So how did our current and future plans for the path of the Cassini spacecraft come to be? That's the question Dave Seal put to me since that's my job -- I am a tour designer.

astronaut on Phobos
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