NSN Webinar: The Voyager Spacecraft: Exiting the Solar System

NSN Webinar: The Voyager Spacecraft: Exiting the Solar System

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Teen, Adult
NASA Night Sky Network members joined us on November 18 when Trina Ray of NASA/JPL discussed 40 years of exploration by NASA's two Voyager spacecraft, and how they continue to discover incredible science and set even more records 30 years after their last planetary flyby

About Trina Ray

Trina is an astronomer and systems engineer at NASA s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she started her career with a bang - working on the Voyager Neptune Encounter in August of 1989.  She is currently the Investigation Scientist for the ice penetrating radar instrument on NASA’s newest flagship mission – Europa Clipper.  Along the way she was on the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn (JPL/NASA) for over 20 years specializing in planning the science timelines of all the Titan flybys, but also working up to the Cassini Science Planning and Sequencing Team Deputy, the team that coordinated all the science and uplinked all the commands to Cassini.  She has been a technical group supervisor.  Trina has received numerous awards, including a NASA medal for Exceptional Service and the prestigious Bruce Murray Award for excellence in education and public engagement outside of normal job duties.  She is an active public speaker for NASA, invited to give many talks around the nation.

Check out the movie about the Voyager spacecraft: The Farthest.

The activity Pocket Solar System can help visitors at your outreach events better understand the distances involved in exploring the outer solar system.

Last update: November 19, 2019
 

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NSN Webinar: The Voyager Spacecraft: Exiting the Solar System

NASA Night Sky Network members joined us on November 18 when Trina Ray of NASA/JPL discussed 40 years of exploration by NASA's two Voyager spacecraft, and how they continue to discover incredible science and set even more records 30 years after their last planetary flyby. 

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