Sunday, January 16, 2005
I think this is a really big deal and that the US media has been rather quiet (or maybe it's just because I'm a space geek) but man, The European Space agency just successfully sent and landed the Cassini-Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan (furthest landing from Earth ever). It took 7 years for the probe to arrive and it ran for just 4 hours during descent to send telemetry back to Earth. In my view, a significant achievement in the history of mankind by French, Italian and other European contributors.
Way to go!
Lot's of coverage at Susan Kitchen's great Space blog here.
Flash animation of the Hyugen's Probe desent on Titan here.