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Title: CassiniHuygens Education and Public Outreach Lessons Learned It Takes A Village to Reach the World E


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Cassini-Huygens Education and Public Outreach
Lessons Learned It Takes A Village to Reach the
WorldEPSC 2007
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet
Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of
Technology
  • Alice Wessen
  • Manager, Cassini Mission Outreach

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JPLs Public Outreach is organized thematically
Solar System
Earth
Mars
Universe
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JPL Office of Communications and Education
  • Education
  • History
  • Institutional Publications (Print and Web)
  • Media Relations (Public Affairs)
  • Outreach
  • Public Services
  • Television Production

4
Solar System Public Engagement
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  • The strength of Cassini-Huygens Outreach
  • Partners and networks
  • Key unique products and programs

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Key Products
  • Cassini Literacy Project Reading, Writing
    Rings for children ages 5-10
  • Scientist for a Day
  • Saturn Observing Campaign for amateur
    astronomers worldwide
  • Ring World Planetarium Show in full dome, dvd
    and vodcast
  • Networks Museum Alliance and Solar System
    Ambassadors
  • WWW and raw images
  • Visualization of the Cassini mission

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Cassini Literacy Project
Overview Elementary education has all but
dropped the teaching of science to accommodate
literacy math testing requirements.
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Seeing an opportunity, Reading, Writing Rings
was created to teach science and math using a
language arts format.
To date, over 122,000 teachers have been to
workshops on Reading, Writing Rings
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet
Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of
Technology
Cassini Literacy Project
Second Graders pretest 1-31-2003
10
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet
Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of
Technology
Cassini Literacy Project
Second Graders post test 6-5-2003
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Adolfo, Fourth Grade Pre-assessment
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Adolfo, Fourth Grade Post-assessment
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Abigail, Fourth Grade and Future Titan Scientist
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Noah, Fourth Grade
Before After
Page 7
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Before After
Page 7
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet
Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of
Technology
Cassini Literacy Project
For two years second grader Sonia did not talk.

Not in class. Not on the playground. There
was no pre-assessment for Sonia. She did not
hand in the assignment.
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet
Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of
Technology
Cassini Literacy Project Sonias Story
Talking and talking and talking
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet
Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of
Technology
Cassini Literacy Project Sonias Story
And talking!
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Reading, Writing, Rings!
Next Steps
  • Moving beyond Cassini, the literacy partners are
    now creating a Solar System Literacy program

20
Cassini Scientist for A Day
  • Cassini mission planners were weeding out a few
    extra optical navigation images built in the
    mission plan..and asked if outreach could use
    them.
  • Cassini has done three Scientist for a Day
    events.
  • April 2007, all 200 current and alumni NASA
    Explorer Schools were offered the opportunity to
    submit an essay for the Cassini Scientist for a
    Day

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"They picked the perfect moon at the perfect
time" --Amanda Hendrix, Cassini Mission "A lot
of times kids always complain that they will
never need to use what they are learning in real
life. "It's a hands-on payoff for their hard
work. It's phenomenal. --Teacher Veronica
Langworthy
"I used to think science was nerdy. Then you come
here and see this and talk to these people. Man,
this is so cool. My friends are going to be so
jealous. This is awesome. --Ethan, age 12
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Cassini Scientist for A Day International
Participation
  • An international version of Scientist For A
    Day is led by Dr. Carl Murray.
  • Involves secondary schools in the borough of
    Tower Hamlets (among the poorest boroughs in
    London/England).

I think we want to get as many schools as
possible involved in order to get lots of kids
enthused about space and science Dr. Carl D.
Murray Member of the Cassini's imaging
team Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at
Queen Mary, University of London Discoverer of
Saturns moon, Polydeuces
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Scientist for a Day UK
A picture that is "visually breathtaking,"
unraveling the beauty and the danger of the
unknown but equally revealing the pure genius of
man in his scientific discovery of the outer
universe. Indeed, in image 1, it is the sheer
breathtaking beauty of science that strikes you.
The unification and the evidence that science can
be perfect in its formation. Developing our
knowledge of space will give us many advantages,
not least helping us to counteract climate
change, but it is crucial, as this image clearly
shows that we are able to see the beauty of space
and science's contribution to that. Contrary to
the scientific skeptics, discovering "Saturn"
need not be a Pandora's Box but an achievement
that surpasses even walking on the Moon. --UK's
winner, Sarah Avery, 15, Morpeth School, London
Carl Murray, Cassini Imaging Team, UK
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Scientist for a Day Plans
  • Cassini will open Scientist for a Day to all US
    schools.
  • Next opportunity will be November 2007

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Cassini Saturn Observing Campaign
Saturn Observation Campaign creates opportunities
for professional and amateur astronomers to
engage the public in the excitement of astronomy,
using telescopes and the Cassini-Huygens Mission
to Saturn.354 volunteers in 45 states/48
countries FY 2006 SOC members conducted 601
events reaching 71,845 participants
http//soc.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
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Ring World-Cassini Huygens Mission to Saturn and
Titan Planetarium Show on DVD
As a planetarium show, Ring World played at over
100 planetariums worldwide. However, as a DVD.
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Cassini Planetarium Show
  • Copies of Ring World 2 were distributed to
  • All NASA Visitor Centers,
  • Amateur Astronomy Networks (Night Sky Network
    Saturn Observing Network)
  • Solar System Ambassadors
  • International Planetarium Society
  • In PAL format to our ESA partners
  • All Cassini mission personnel
  • This represents thousands of organizations and
    groups worldwide
  • Podcast (or vodcast) is available for download
    in Spanish, English letterbox for hearing
    impaired

English, Spanish and Close Captioned
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Using Networks
Museum Alliance Solar System Ambassadors
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Networks
Nearly 400 people at more than 250 organizations
are currently registered partners in the Museum
Alliance
Ireland Japan (Tokyo) Mauritius Monaco New
Zealand Wellington Spain DSN Sweden
Stockholm U.K. Birmingham Leicester
London Newcastle upon Tyne
Nottinghamshire Powys
Argentina Australia Canberra Melbourne
Millers Point Perth Tasmania
Wollongong Canada Calgary Edmonton
Ontario St. Johns Vancouver
Winnipeg Germany Laupheim Goettingen
Hamburg
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Networks
AK Alaska Museum of Natural History,
Anchorage AK University of Alaska-Fairbanks
(Museum of the North) AL McWane Science Center,
Birmingham AL NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Education AL North Alabama Science Center, Inc.,
Huntsville AL Samford University, Birmingham AL
US Space Rocket Center, Huntsville AZ Arizona
Science Center, Phoenix AZ Arizona State U. Mars
Space Flight Facility, Tempe AZ Kitt Peak Nat'l
Observatory, Tucson AZ Lunar and Planetary Lab
Visitor Center, U. Az, Tucson AZ Space Imagery
Center, U Arizona, Tucson CA Bakersfield College
Planetarium CA California Academy of Sciences,
San Francisco CA California Science Center, Los
Angeles, (3) CA Columbia Memorial Space Science
Learning Ctr, Downey CA Chabot Space and Science
Center, Oakland (2) CA College of San Mateo
Planetarium, San Mateo CA De Anza College
Planetarium, Cupertino CA Discovery Museum,
Sacramento CA Discovery Science Center, Santa
Ana CA Downing Planetarium,Cal State U Fresno CA
Glendale Community College Planetarium CA
Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex CA
Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles CA Independence
Planetarium, San Jose CA Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Pasadena (15) CA LM Solar
Astrophysics Lab, Palo Alto (STEREO) CA LA Valley
College Planetarium, Valley Glen CA Lawrence Hall
of Science, Berkeley (3) CA NASA Ames Visitor
Center, Moffett Field (5) CA Ocean Institute,
Dana Point CA Palomar Observatory, Palomar
Mountain CA Randall Museum, San Francisco (2) CA
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego(4) CA
San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego CA San
Francisco State U., Hagar Planetarium CA Santa
Barbara Museum of Natural History CA Schreder
Planetarium, Redding CA The Exploratorium, San
Francisco (3) CA The Tech Museum of Innovation,
San Jose (3) CA West Valley College, Saratoga CO
Denver Museum of Nature Science (2) CO Fiske
Planetarium, Boulder CO National Center for
Atmospheric Research, Boulder CO Space Science
Institute (MarsQuest), Boulder CT John J.
McCarthy Observatory, New Milford CT New England
Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT The Discovery
Museum, Bridgeport DC Association of Science
-Technology Centers DC Federal Aviation
Administration AVSED
MI Besser Mus NE Michigan, Alpena MI Como
Planetarium, St. Paul MI Cranbrook Institute of
Science, Bloomfield Hills MI Delta College
Planetarium Learning Ctr, Bay City (2) MI
Exhibit Museum Planetarium, Ann Arbor MI Grand
Blanc Community Schools MI Lansing Community
College MI Longway Planetarium, Flint MI New
Detroit Science Center MI Northern Michigan
University, Marquette MN Headwaters Science
Center, Bemidji MN Minnesota Planetarium Society,
Minneapolis MN Science Museum of Minnesota, St.
Paul (3) MO Discovery Center of Springfield
(2) MO St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis MS
Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium, French
Camp MS Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Jackson MS
NASA/Stennis Space Center Visitor Center MT
Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman NC Ingram
Planetarium, Sunset Beach NC Fayetteville State
University Planetarium NC Margaret C. Woodson
Planetarium, Salisbury NC Morehead Planetarium
and Science Center, Chapel Hill NC Museum of Life
and Science, Durham NC North Carolina Museum of
Natl Sciences, Raleigh (2) NC Robeson
Planetarium/Science Ctr, Lumberton NE J.M.
McDonald Planetarium, Hastings Museum NE Ralph
Mueller Planetarium, U. Nebraska Lincoln NE
Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland NH
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Concord (2) NJ
Edelman Planetarium, Rowan U, Glassboro NJ
Glenfield Planetarium, Montclair NJ Liberty
Science Center, Jersey City NJ Monmouth Museum,
Lincroft NJ Newark Museum, Dreyfuss Planetarium,
Newark (2) NJ Raritan Valley Community College,
Somerville NM Bradbury Science Museum, Los
Alamos NM Carlsbad Caverns National Park NM NM
Museum of Natl History Sci, Albuquerque NV
Comm. College of Southern NV, North Las Vegas NY
American Museum of Natural History, NYC (9) NY
Brookhaven Natl Lab/ Science Museum, Upton
(2) NY Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City NY
Dudley Observatory, Schenectady NY Longwood CSD,
Middle Island NY Hamburg Natural History
Society, Hamburg (Penn-Dixie site) NY Herkimer
BOCES Planetarium, Herkimer NY Kopernik
Observatory Space Education Center, Vestal NY
Longwood,Regional Planetarium, Middle Island NY
New York Hall of Science, Corona NY
Paleontological Research Inst and Mus of the
Earth, Ithaca
DC National Air and Space Museum (2) DC Naval
Research Lab (STEREO) FL Calusa Nature Center
Planetarium, Ft Myers FL Crosby Observatory,
Orlando Science Center FL Miami Museum of Science
Planetarium (2) FL NASA/Kennedy Space Center FL
Aldrin Planetarium, S FL Science Museum, W Palm
Beach GA Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta (2) GA
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon Guam U. Guam
Planetarium, Mangilao HI Bishop Museum, Honolulu
(7) HI Imiloa Astronomy Center of HawaiI, Hilo
(2) HI Onizuka Space Center, Kailua-Kona HI U.
Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, Hilo IA Grout
Museum District/Bluedorn Science Imaginarium IA
Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines (3) IL Adler
Planetarium, Chicago (8) IL Cernan Space and
Earth Center, River Grove IL DePaul University,
Chicago (broker) IL Lakeview Museum, Peoria
(2) IL Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
(2) IL Staerkel Planetarium, Parkland College,
Champaign IN Ball State University Planetarium,
Muncie IN Childrens Museum,SpaceQuest
Planetarium, Indianapolis IN Evansville Museum,
Evansville IN Merrillville Community
Planetarium IN Science Central, Fort Wayne (3) IN
Shafer Planetarium, Indianapolis KS Exploration
Place, Wichita (2) KS Justice Planetarium, Kansas
Cosmosphere, Hutchinson KS Lake Afton Public
Observatory, Wichita KY East Kentucky Science
Center, Prestonsburg KY Hummel Planetarium,
Richmond KY Louisville Science Center,
Louisville KY Rauch Planetarium, Louisville LA
Irene W Pennington Planetarium, Baton Rouge LA
Sci-Port Discovery Center, Shreveport (2) MA
Basset Planetarium, Amherst MA Museum of Science,
Boston (2) MA New England Aquarium, Boston (3) MD
Discovery Station, Hagerstown MD Johns Hopkins U,
FUSE Mission MD Maryland Science Center,
Baltimore (5) MD Montgomery College Planetarium,
Takoma Park MD NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Visitor Center (3) MD NOAA Climate Program Office
Education, Silver Spring MD Space Telescope
Science Institute, Baltimore (9) MD William Brish
Planetarium,Hagerstown ME Maynard F. Jordan
Planetarium, Orono
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Networks
NY Sciencenter, Ithaca NY Southern Cayuga
Planetarium, Aurora NY Strasenburgh Planetarium,
RMSC, Rochester NY Suits-Bueche Planetarium,
Schenectady NY The Children's Museum of Utica,
NY, Utica NY Williamsville Space Lab
Planetarium OH COSI, Columbus (3) OH Great Lakes
Science Center, Cleveland OH NASA Glenn Visitor
Center, Cleveland (2) OH Ritter Planetarium, U.
Toledo OH Schuele Planetarium (Lake Erie Nature
Science Center) OH Shaker Heights High School OH
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown OK
Kirkpatrick Planetarium Science Museum, Okla
City OR 3D Center of Art Photography,
Portland OR Oregon Museum of Science and
Industry, Portland (2) OR Science Factory
Children's Mus Planetarium, Eugene PA Carnegie
Science Center, Pittsburgh (2) PA Carnegie Museum
of Natl History, Pittsburgh PA East Stroudsburg
University, East Stroudsburg PA Edinboro U. of
Pennsylvania Planetarium, Edinboro PA Fels
Planetarium, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
(2) PA H.W. Ray Special Experience Room,
Warminster PA North Museum, Lancaster PA Reading
Planetarium PA Upper Dublin School District
Planetarium, Dresher RI University of Rhode
Island Planetarium, Providence SC College of
Charleston SC Culture and Heritage Museums, Rock
Hill SC Ruth Patrick Science Education Center,
Aiken SC South Carolina State Museum, Columbia TN
Adventure Science Center/Sudekum Planetarium,
Nashville (2) TN Heritage Planetarium,
Maryville TN Sharpe Planetarium, Memphis TX AISD
Planetarium, Andrews TX Burke Baker Planetarium
Houston Mus Natl Science TX Cook Center
Planetarium, Navarro College, Corsicana TX
Garland ISD Planetarium, Garland TX Hudnall
Planetarium, Tyler Junior College (2) TX Lunar
and Planetary Institute, Houston (broker) TX Rice
Space Institute, Houston TX Richland College
Planetarium/TX Astronomical Society, Dallas TX
Science Spectrum Museum, Lubbock TX Space Center
Houston, Houston TX TAMIU Planetarium, Laredo TX
Texas AM U Planetarium, Commerce (2) TX
University of Houston Downtown, Houston TX
University of Texas at Arlington -
Planetarium UT Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City
VA Chesapeake Planetarium, Chesapeake VA
Childrens Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth VA
George Mason University Planetarium, Fairfax VA
Jefferson Planetarium, TJ High School,
Alexandria VA NASA/Langley Research Center,
Hampton VA Nauticus, The National Maritime
Center, Norfolk (2) VA Radford University
Planetarium VA Science Museum of Virginia,
Richmond VA Skydome Planetarium, Hylton High
School, Woodbridge VA Virginia Air Space
Center, Hampton VA Virginia Living Museum,
Newport News WA Museum of Flight, Seattle WA
Pacific Science Center, Seattle (2) WI Madison
Metropolitan School District Planetarium WI
Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee WV WLSC
SMART-Center, Wheeling WY Casper Planetarium,
Casper

ARG Museo Egidio Feruglio AUS Canberra Deep
Space Communications Complex AUS Horizon - The
Planetarium, Perth AUS Launceston Planetarium,
Launceston, Tasmania AUS Sydney Observatory,
Millers Point, NSW AUS Scienceworks,
Melbourne AUS Science Centre and Planetarium,
University of Wollongong CAN TELUS World of
Science, Calgary, Alberta CAN TELUS World of
Science, Edmonton CAN H R MacMillan Space Centre,
Vancouver (2) CAN Johnson GeoCentre, St. John's
Newfoundland/Labrador CAN Ontario Science
Centre CAN The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg ESP
kutxaEspacio de la Ciencia, Donostia-San
Sebastian ESP Madrid Deep Space Communications
Complex GER Public Observatory of Laupheim GER
University Goettingen GER University Hamburg IRE
Inishowen Maritime Museum and Planetarium,
Greencastle, Co. Donegal JAP Science Museum Tokyo
(Japan Science Foundation) MON Musee
Oceanographique Monaco MU Rajiv Gandhi Science
Centre, Port-Louis, Mauritius NZ Museum of New
Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington SWE
Cosmonova, The Swedish Museum of Natural History,
Stockholm UK Auriga Star Dome at Magna Science
Centre, Nottinghamshire UK National Space Centre,
Leicester
UK Science Museum London UK Spaceguard Centre,
Visitor Centre, Powys UK The Centre for Life,
Newcastle upon Tyne UK Thinktank Science Museum,
Birmingham, W Midlands
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Networks
Solar System Ambassadors
  • Membership
  • 470 members in 50 US states and Puerto Rico
  • Members receive training via web and
  • teleconference
  • Training is run by Flight Team Personnel

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Products for the Museum Alliance CHARM Telecons
  • Cassini-Huygens Analysis and Results of the
    Mission (CHARM) telecons have experienced a
    significant increase in downloads since
    publishing on the Museum Alliance

For comparison Top download for 2006
Saturn's Auroras from Cassini UVIS --Wayne Pryor
Dunes on Titan --Ralph Lorenz
Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn 2nd Anniversary
June 2006 4,914 downloads
May 46,734 downloads
February 44,968 downloads
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WWW
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Cassini WWW as of July 2007
  • 3,500 pages deep (not including raw images)
  • 114,299 raw images (1096 in July)
  • 1862 press images with scientist reviewed
    captions
  • 140 videos
  • News and press releases 736
  • Publishing cycle more than daily
  • Raw images integrated into the Cassini site
    directly from the Image Operations Team within
    eight hours of Earth Receive Time

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Top Traffic Area
  • Collection of over 100,000 images from the
    spacecraft
  • Approximately 3,700 images added each month
  • Images are posted within 8 hours of earth receive
    time

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Unique Web ProductsSaturn Moons ExplorerTitan
Interactive
Produced in partnership with the PlanetQuest
Public Outreach team, this interactive went on
the front page of
Cassini Mission Site, NASA Cassini Portal, JPL
Home Page, NASA Home Page, NASA Solar System
Homepage, ESA Homepage (where it is being
translated to French, German and Spanish) and
within 48 hours, linked on over a dozen
blogs/other sites.
http//saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/science/moons/moonDetai
ls.cfm?pageID16
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Coming Soon Enceladus Interactive
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Viral Marketing
Our content is pulled and used on webs and blogs
around the world
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What does the public think?
If you want first hand feedback on what is
working (or not), read your public emails!
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Emails from around the world
Thanks for making raw images publicly
available --Greece I just wanted to let you
know I love the gorgeous pictures consistently
produced by Cassini. My desktop background image
is always one of these fantastic pictures. Say,
with the incredible radar images you're getting,
are you planning on producing a "world map of
Titan"? That would be so cool. --- Dallas,
Texas, United States Im a college teacher in
physics, chemistry and mathematic. Were watching
Cassinis flyby every week in school. Thank you
very much indeed. -Rolf, Germany
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Emails from around the world Gracias por darnos
la oportunidad de conocer mas de nuestro Sistema
Solar. Saturno es mas que un sistema de anillos,
y gracias a Cassini hoy, personas de todo el
mundo podemos ver imagenes que antes ni siquiera
podiamos imaginar.. Saludod y felicitaciones --
gtThank you for giving us the opportunity to know
more about our solar system. Saturn is more than
a system of rings, and thanks to Cassini today,
people from all over the world can see images
that previously we could not even
imagine. Greetings and congratulationslt--- --LEONA
RDO MALAGA Buenos Aires, AR thank you
NASA. --Mihrac Suat Yilmaz, Konya Turkey .
thanking you. --Renu Singh, Bhopal, India
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I am the first generation of Huygens family born
in America. Keep up the good work on the
website, since that is our main artery of
information that we get on the "family mission".
Thanks. --Nicole Huygens
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Dear Cassini-Huygens team and all involved in
it! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE GREAT
ENCOURAGEMENT EACH ONE OF YOU GIVE ME, ALLOWING
ME TO FOLLOW THIS BIG ADVENTURE OVER MANY
YEARS!!! I'm following Cassini-Huygens since the
early days of construction, reading nearly every
status report and of course sending messages to
Saturn and Titan. I worked at the Institute of
Astronautics of the Technical University of
Munich in Germany, writing a software upgrade for
the Japanese Mars-probe Nozomi, which was lost
shortly before Mars Orbit Insertion (. So, I
have a slight idea about the difficulties of such
an endeavour. KEEP GOING ON! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH
YOU!!! (And don't forget to sleep and eat as
well! -)) --Dominic K., Munich - Germany.
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.I'd like to see more radar images of
Titan!!!!. This is a most wonderful time to be
alive and it's a huge privilege to be part of the
Cassini miracle. Thanks so much! Edward,
Charlestown, MA
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Hope I live long enough to see a Titan Orbiter
site! D.H. The Washington Post
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Visualization Kevin Hussey and Cassini
Questions? Then Without Further Ado.
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