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Long Term Space Travel: NASA's David Doody on the International Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn.

Speaker:

David Doody (Cassini Realtime Flight Operations Lead Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Location: Center Stage, Booth 355

Date: Thursday, February 8

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Pass Type: Expo (Free), Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Free Content & Activities: Center Stage

Vault Recording: TBD

Dave Doody, JPL's Lead Engineer for realtime Mission Control operations of the Cassini-Huygens Mission, will touch on how we got to Saturn, show highlights from over a decade in the Saturnian system, and share the mission's spectacular Grand Finale. Near the end of its 20-year flight, Cassini began what became a whole new mission. After repeatedly flying close outside the main rings, a daring jump provided twenty-two orbits that skimmed between the gas giant's atmosphere and its innermost rings. Finally, the spacecraft plunged to its meteoric destruction (on purpose!) into Saturn's atmosphere on September 15. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from someone directly involved with exploring our solar system.