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A Fond Farewell to the Cassini Spacecraft after 20 years of Faithful Service. Ventura County Astronomical Society hosts Trina Ray of JPL Friday, August 18th at the Moorpark College Forum 7:15 pm. The Cassini spacecraft launched in 1997. In 2004 it began orbiting Saturn and transmitting stunning pictures and mind-blowing science from our Ringed Planet. Now it’s out of fuel and will be “retired” Sept 2017 by plunging it into Saturn. Join Trina Ray, an original member of the JPL Cassini Mission team, as she celebrates the 20-years of faithful service and gives a Fond and emotional Farewell to one of America’s favorite spacecraft. For all ages. Admission and Parking are FREE. 7075 Campus Dr, Moorpark, 93021

A Fond Farewell to the Cassini Spacecraft after 20 years of Faithful Service. Ventura County Astronomical Society hosts Trina Ray of JPL Friday, August 18th at the Moorpark College Forum 7:15 pm. The Cassini spacecraft launched in 1997. In 2004 it began orbiting Saturn and transmitting stunning pictures and mind-blowing science from our Ringed Planet. Now it’s out of fuel and will be “retired” Sept 2017 by plunging it into Saturn. Join Trina Ray, an original member of the JPL Cassini Mission team, as she celebrates the 20-years of faithful service and gives a Fond and emotional Farewell to one of America’s favorite spacecraft. For all ages. Admission and Parking are FREE. 7075 Campus Dr, Moorpark, 93021

Trina started her career at NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a bang.  Her first and still favorite experience was working on the Voyager Neptune Encounter in August of 1989.  In her current position – Titan Orbiter Science Team (TOST) co-chair – she coordinates all the Titan science opportunities for the Cassini Mission.  NASA’s newest flagship mission, a mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in the late 2020’s, has hired her as an Investigation Scientist for the ice penetrating radar instrument.

Membership Meeting begins at 7:15 pm, Trina Ray’s talk begins at 8 pm

7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021

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