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Saturn - Lord of the Rings
The NASA Cassini spacecraft spent 13 years in orbit around Saturn, following a seven-year journey from Earth. As the spacecraft ran low on rocket fuel used for adjusting its course, the extraordinary mission came to an end.

Cassini's Grand Finale was the spacecraft's final dive into Saturn in September 2017. That dramatic event was the capstone of six months of daring exploration and scientific discovery, and those six months were the thrilling final chapter in a historic 20-year journey.

At times, the spacecraft skirted the very inner edge of the rings; at other times, it skimed the outer edges of the atmosphere. While it's always sad when a mission comes to an end, Cassini's finale plunge was a truly spectacular end for one of the most scientifically rich voyages yet undertaken in our solar system.

From its launch in 1997 to the unique Grand Finale of 2017, the Cassini-Huygens mission racked up a remarkable list of achievements.

Join us as we tell the story of this spectacular mission to Saturn - Lord of the Rings.

Presented by
Greg McCauley
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Friday, September 27 at 7:00pm

Bridgewater Club
3535 E 161st St, Carmel, IN 46033

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About the Speaker
Greg McCauley 
Executive Director/CEO
Link Institute

Greg is the Executive Director, CEO, and science communicator of the Link Institute. In the early 1970’s, Greg worked at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston Texas in Mission Planning and Analysis for the Apollo Program. Greg was involved in Apollo 15 and 16, was a member of the Lunar Launch Team for Apollo 17, and held a NASA top secret clearance.

In addition to his duties as the Director of the Link Institute, Greg serves as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA/JPL and lectures as a science communicator throughout central Indiana on NASA missions, astronomy and space exploration. Greg is an active amateur astronomer with interests in robotic planetary exploration, exoplanet discovery and research, NASA's search for life in the cosmos, and the history of human space exploration.

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