Category: Space is cool

Good-bye Cassini

I was at Caltech in California on September 15 2017, with 1500 other people, colleagues, friends and their families, to witness the «end-of-mission» event for Cassini. Early in the morning, at 2 am, I got up and drove to the site, ...

GRAVITY : The Journey To And From Earth

I’m sure you’ve all seen the movie GRAVITY, otherwise you’re not really so interest in space or such rocket-freaks as I am. If you haven’t, what follows includes spoilers… Some of my friends who saw it said it was excellent but ...

The Day the Earth Smiled at Saturn

On 19 July 2013, my favorite space mission, Cassini, turned its cameras and took a picture of the Earth, of us, of all of us fitting us in a pixel. This has happened before a couple of times, but this ...