Tuesday, Aug. 29

        2 p.m. EDT -- Media teleconference about spacecraft science and operations activities for the final orbits leading up to the end of the mission will include:

        Curt Niebur, Cassini program scientist, Headquarters, Washington

    Earl Maize, Cassini project manager, JPL

    Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist, JPL

    Visuals discussed during the telecon will be available at the start of the event at:


    Wednesday, Sept. 13

        1 p.m. EDT -- News conference from JPL with a detailed preview of final mission activities (also available on NASA TV and online)

        11:15 a.m. PDT -- Media tours of Mission Control (each group tour will last about half an hour)

    Thursday, Sept. 14

        10 a.m. to 3 p.m PDT -- NASA Social -- onsite gathering for 30 pre-selected social media followers (JPL-accredited media may also attend). Events will include a tour, and a speaker program that will be carried on NASA TV and online.

    After 2 p.m. PDT -- Media tours of Mission Control

        About 8 p.m. PDT -- Final downlink of images expected to begin (streamed online only)

    Friday, Sept. 15: End of Mission

        7 to 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Live commentary on NASA TV and online. In addition, an uninterrupted, clean feed of cameras from JPL Mission Control, with mission audio only, will be available during the commentary on the NASA TV Media Channel and on Ustream.

        About 8 a.m. EDT -- Expected time of last signal and science data from Cassini

        9:30 a.m. EDT -- Post-mission news conference at JPL (on NASA TV and online)

Hubski watch party anyone?

posted by Dala: 304 days ago