Picardo said Wednesday from Beverly Hills, California, that he sang “Le Cassini Opera” through twice. Five minutes, and that was a wrap.
“It was definitely a seat-of-the-pants
production,” he said.
Picardo, who’s on the board of the Planetary Society , an advocacy group for space exploration, said he’s delighted that the opera has been so well received
The Cassini-Huygens duo arrived at Saturn in 2004. Cassini remained in orbit around the ringed planet, as Huygens parachuted onto Titan, its biggest moon, in early 2005.
Cassin faces a deliberately fiery end on Friday. Its fuel tank essentially empty and its mission complete, Cassini will burn up like a meteor in Saturn’s sky.