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NASA Science Live: NASA's Next New Frontiers Mission [Special Edition]

NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blocks of life, the Dragonfly mission will fly multiple sorties to sample and examine sites around Saturn’s icy moon.

Dragonfly will launch in 2026 and arrive in 2034. The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of promising locations on Titan looking for prebiotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. Dragonfly marks the first time NASA will fly a multi-rotor vehicle for science on another planet; it has eight rotors and flies like a large drone. It will take advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere – four times denser than Earth’s – to become the first vehicle ever to fly its entire science payload to new places for repeatable and targeted access to surface materials.



Grey Hautaluoma (NASA/HQ): Host
Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Host
Curt Niebur (NASA/HQ): Talent
Elizabeth Turtle (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Talent
Lynnae Quick (NASA/GSFC): Talent
Emily Furfaro (MORI Associates): Producer
Rich Melnick (KBRwyle): Director
Scott Bednar (National Institute of Aerospace): Associate Producer
Seth Robinson (National Institute of Aerospace): Associate Producer
John Caldwell (AIMM): Technical Director
Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Editor
Liz Wilk (USRA): Graphics
Mike Velle (KBRwyle): Audio Technician
Swarupa Nune (InuTeq): Floor Director
Harrison Bach (Intern): Videographer
Katie Jepson (USRA): Videographer
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Videographer
Pat Kennedy (KBRwyle): Engineer
Cassandra Ruiz (Intern): Technical Support
Matthew Schara (National Institute of Aerospace): Graphic Designer
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