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On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM Julie Webster, Cassini Spacecraft Operations Manager, will present:

Cassini’s Blaze of Glory Part II:
What will it take to get to the Grand Finale?
– and not too early!

Cassini’s Grand Finale is scheduled for September 15, 2017. But the ending really starts in late 2016 when Cassini’s orbit trajectory is changed to fly just outside Saturn’s “F” ring for 22 weeks. Then one final flyby of Titan moves the spacecraft inside Saturn’s rings for another 22 weeks – until its final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere. What will it take to fly the Cassini spacecraft below the dusty rings, but above the atmosphere? How do we keep the spacecraft safe until the end? Come and hear the engineering challenges that will accompany the great science of the Grand Finale!

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JPL Stories is organized by the JPL Library, Archives and Records. For additional questions, please contact the reference desk at library@jpl.nasa.gov or call ext. 4-4200.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a JPL Story?
An informal talk about a JPL project or series of event, usually giving a personal perspective or reminiscence about the experience.Who are the storytellers?
Any JPL employee that has an interesting story to tell about his or her JPL experience.What is the format of a JPL Story?
We try to keep the program as flexible as possible and include a cross section of storytellers from the JPL community. Stories can take place in the past, present or future; they can be historical or make believe; and they can be light-hearted or serious.What is the purpose of the JPL Story Program?
They’re an effective way to communicate and understand an organization’s culture and can help employees develop a sense of organizational identity. Stories offer an approach different from the more formal lectures, seminars and town halls we have at JPL – they offer another way to be a part of the discussion.Are the stories recorded?
With the storyteller’s permission, we make a videorecording of each story. These are available for viewing from Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, teresa.r.bailey@jpl.nasa.govHow can I participate?
Please contact Teresa Bailey, x4-9233, teresa.r.bailey@jpl.nasa.gov