Saturday, July 22, 2006

One of Our Own in The Star News!

Dave Doody, a Meadows resident, was featured in today's Star News page A4. Dave, with the Jet Propulsion laboratory's Cassini project talked about the ways controllers on Earth communicate real-time with the spacecraft Cassini, which is orbiting Saturn nearly a billion miles away, during a lecture at Pasadena City College on Friday. Real-time for Cassini is almost an hour and a half away using speed-of-light radio transmissions. Doody's lecture dealt with Cassini's latest observations from Saturn. He also discussed how the busy spacecraft obtains and then transmits data to Earth.

Way to go Dave!

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