Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly into space? I mean WAY into space?
Although humans aren’t ready to go back to the Moon or to Mars, we have sent out dozens of spacecraft to the planets and beyond. Most of the instruments send back data that scientists analyze and tell us what it means. But on almost every mission, there is also a camera — so that everyone can be part of the experience. Check out this new video from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft as it heads toward Saturn, just missing cloudy Titan and dry Mimas, two of Saturn’s moons.
Susan Niebur is an astrophysicist working as an at-home mom. She also blogs at http://toddlerplanet.wordpress.com, http://motherswithcancer.com, and http://womeninplanetaryscience.com, where she has gathered 42 interviews with amazing women scientists and role models.
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