The multi-billion dollar, multi-decade Cassini mission is about to end. A new report tries to answer an important question: are flagship science missions like Cassini worth the effort and expense? And how can NASA maximize the value of these endeavors? Dr. Ralph McNutt, co-chair of the National Academies study, reviews the report’s recommendations.
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Cassini makes the plunge
NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunges toward the gap between Saturn and its rings.
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