Planetary Radio • Oct 24, 2011

A Cassini Saturn Update from Linda Spilker

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Linda Spilker

Voyager Mission Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Linda Spilker, the Cassini Mission Project Scientist and our most frequent guest, offers the latest news of Saturn, its rings and moons. She also tellsus the spacecraft is in good shape, but its ongoing funding is now in question. Emily Lakdawalla salutes the engineers behind the Japanese IKAROS solar sail. Bill Nye talks about his trip to the Air Force Research Lab which has provided support for the Planetary Society's LightSail. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan introduce 3D animation for radio as they review the night sky and get another What's Up! trivia contest underway.

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