Funeral for a NASA Robot: Empathy in Storytelling

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NASA operates missions over decades, and those plucky space explorers become part of the family. So, saying goodbye is personal. How do we honor and celebrate when a mission like Cassini or the Opportunity rover comes to an end? We bring the public along for a very special “wake” to say goodbye (and thank you). Find out what it takes to create a successful shared experience in the public realm and hear personal stories from the NASA teams who lived with – and helped give life to – those robotic explorers.

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Preston Dyches

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Carolina Martinez

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Kristen Walbolt

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Julie Webster

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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