At 5 am ET on Wednesday, NASA will fly its $3.26 billion Cassini spacecraft where no spacecraft has flown before — in the deepest region of Saturn’s rings between the planet and its inner-most ring. NASA has wanted to study this region of space for decades, but each time it had the chance it opted out. Not this time!
It will take a few days until Cassini can transmit signals back to Earth on its status. Right now, NASA can only sit, wait, and hope everything went well.
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Tech: NASA just flew its $3.26 billion spacecraft into a danger zone it already avoided thrice before by: Elie Abi Younes published: