Saturn

As Cassini begins its decent to crash into Saturn, 27-year veteran opens on feelings

As Cassini begins its decent to crash into Saturn, 27-year veteran opens on feelings

Ron Duwell

The Cassini spacecraft and its missions to photograph the gas giant Saturn, its rings, and its elaborate moon system have all been a universal success from beginning to end. NASA began development way back in the 1980s, launched the probe in 1997, watched as it entered orbit in 2004, and sat back to let the public marvel at the wondrous pictures it has captured. And now, at the end of...