Mission Control
Space Ace
Space Ace
Mission Control
NASA space scientists and engineers speak in an often bewildering shorthand slang of acronyms to describe complicated jobs, procedures and machines. Not so with the mission "ace."
Friday, March 25, 2016
Running on Empty
Running on Empty
Friday, March 25, 2016
After nearly 20 years in flight and 177 main engine maneuvers, the exact amount of fuel remaining for Cassini's main engines is uncertain. Will Cassini prove once again it can go the distance?
1958-Present
Lucky Peanuts
Lucky Peanuts
1958-Present
Good-luck peanuts made their first appearance at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Space Flight Operations Facility in 1964 and have become a fairly regular ritual during intense mission events.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Wave at Saturn
Wave at Saturn
Friday, July 19, 2013
From its perch in the Saturn system, NASA's Cassini spacecraft took pictures of Earth from nearly 900 million miles (nearly 1.5 billion kilometers) today. To celebrate the first time the public has had advance notice that Earth's portrait was being taken from interplanetary distances, Earthlings gathered to wave at Saturn
May 6, 2016
Titan-119 Flyby
Titan-119 Flyby
May 6, 2016
During Cassini's T-119 Titan flyby on May 6, 2016, the Radio Science Subsystem, or RSS, observed an atmospheric occultation, in which Cassini appears to go behind Titan's atmosphere as seen from Earth. This is the last RSS Titan occultation in the Cassini mission.
Traditions
The Last Great Pumpkin
The Last Great Pumpkin
Traditions
Good-natured graveyard humor ruled during Cassini's final Halloween pumpkin carving content - a mission tradition.
Mission: Completed
Mission: Completed
Sep. 15, 2017 | 05:55 a.m. PDT