Watch Live as NASA’s Cassini Finally Faces Its Fiery Doom

Watch Live as NASA’s Cassini Finally Faces Its Fiery Doom

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been ready to die for a very long time.

 
 
Photo by wired.com

The mission, which launched in 1997 to study Saturn and its moons, was supposed to end in 2008.

Then it was supposed to call it quits in 2010.

So when NASA finally put the thing in a death spiral around Saturn in April, you'd think that the mission's scientists would have breathed a sigh of

 
 

 

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