On 15 September 2017 the amazing Cassini probe will be allowed to dive into Saturn’s atmosphere, in order not to contaminate any of the moons. And 14 years ago, on September 21 2003, the Galileo probe at Jupiter ended its mission in exactly the same way. This was my impression of it at the time. . .
David A. Hardy
Former President and currently European Vice President of the IAAA. Art first published in 1952, freelance since 1965. Writer, editor and designer of 'Visions of Space', 1989. Other major books: 'Hardyware', 2001, Futures: 50 Years in Space (with Sir Patrick Moore) 2004, etc., etc. See: http://www.astroart.org/#!hardy-profile/c1a9q
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