Join us at JPL and Caltech on the bittersweet morning the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn. We’ll hear from many of the spectacular mission’s leaders, including Jim Green, John Grunsfeld, Ralph Lorenz, Bob Pappalardo, Earl Maize, Linda Spilker and Julie Webster. Bill Nye salutes the mission team and calls for continued exploration of space. The Cassini theme continues as Bruce Betts reveals What’s Up.
Early morning on Caltech’s Beckman Mall with Cassini team members and guests.
Linda Spilker on the big screens at Caltech on the morning of September 15, 2017.
Looking across the Caltech Beckman Mall in the pre-dawn hours before Cassini’s end of mission.
Jim Green and Mat Kaplan
NASA Planetary Sciences Division Director Jim Green and Mat Kaplan.
Cassini Program Manager Earl Maize talks with Mat Kaplan
Mat Kaplan talks with Earl Maize and Linda Spilker after
Traditional JPL good luck peanuts
Media reps gather at JPL prior to Cassini end of mission media briefing
Cassini End of Mission Media Briefing
Earl Maize, Julie Webster and Linda Spilker at Cassini End of Mission Media Briefing