Thanksgiving: Food is shared. Leftovers are coveted. Everyone shows off their specialties. Deep space missions are similar, but with spaceship parts (such as a Cassini part on this spacecraft) instead of potatoes or pie.
A thrilling ride is about to begin for NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft's orbit around Saturn this year to increase its tilt with respect to the planet's equator and rings.