NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 15:03
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide (2,400-kilometer) gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale.