Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 23

“A superb machine in an amazing place doing everything possible to reveal the mysteries and secrets of our solar system… This morning, a lone explorer, a machine made by humankind, finished its mission 900 million miles away. To the very end, the spacecraft did everything we asked. We believe we got every last second of data. We have indeed accomplished everything we set out to do.”  ~ Earl Maize, Cassini project manager, referencing the September 15th demise of the Cassini spacecraft.

Cassini Fast Facts:
Launched in 1977
Traveled almost 1 million miles
Reached Saturn in 2004

From NASA Website: Swirling Patterns on Saturn

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 16 ~ Perfection of Cassini

“It was a perfect spacecraft…Right to the end, it did everything we asked it to. It’s perfect, it’s perfect.” ” ~Julie Webster, spacecraft operations chief.

 

Saturn’s North Pole, NASA Photo

 

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Farewell Cassini Spacecraft

 

 

 

 

 

Read More About Cassini’s final days:

The last image of Earth from Cassini

Startling Photos of Saturn

Cassini’s Voyage from Business Insider

From NASA

 

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