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A Starlight Festival Cassini Mission Update

Cassini-Huygens at Saturn

Air Date: 06/03/2014
Run Time: 42:38

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Topics: FY2015 NASA Budget, private spaceflight, Deep Impact, Planetary Radio, Mars, Saturn's moons, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Saturn, Bill Nye, Saturn's rings

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Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker joins us at the first Starlight Festival in Big Bear Lake, California. The science leader of the ongoing Saturn mission shares the latest discoveries about the planet, its rings, and its moons. Festival MC Andre Bormanis makes a bonus appearance on the show. Emily Lakdawalla has the last image taken by the Deep Impact spacecraft. Planetary Society Director of Advocacy Casey Dreier reports on the NASA budget just passed by the House. Bill Nye ogles the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship. Win "Max Goes to the Space Station" on What's Up.

Mat Kaplan and Linda Spilker at the Starlight Festival
Mat Kaplan and Linda Spilker at the Starlight Festival
Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker talks about the Cassini Mission at the Starlight Festival.

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