The undoubtly most successfull mission in NASA's history ends today, when the Galileo craft plunges straight to Jupiter, for a fiery, solemn death, thus ending its 14 year long voyage.
First approved by the US congress in 1977 (the year I was born by the way), Galileo brought a wealth of information and data over the years. Perhaps the most well remembered is when it gave us the only images of when the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter's surface.
For more about Galileo's last day, and the mission itself, click here. Is it just me, or does this remind you also of... V'ger? Live long and prosper.
Galileo Dies Today.
- Written by DaaT