Santiago visits NASA JPL

Santiago has visited NASA JPL Laboratories in Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA, before the start of Salvation Season 2 filming   He was given a tour of the facility by Bob Pappalardo (a planetary scientist) and Geoff Ellison (Visualization Producer and ECP Lead for the Opportunity and Curiosity Mars Rovers).  Bob Pappalardo tweeted a photo of himself with Santiago at JPL.

Santiago Cabrera at JPL

Santiago also tweeted about the visit saying he ‘had a blast. The work you guys do is beyond inspiring. Truly a thing of wonder. I could have quizzed you all day, and more. Thanks for the tour @RPappalardo and @doug_ellison, I shall use all the information wisely. I hope… ‘

Santiago at NASA JPL

With Salvation season 2 filming starting on 7th March in Vancouver, Santiago will soon be able to put to use his inspiration and research from the tour!


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. JPL helped open the Space Age by developing America’s first Earth-orbiting science satellite, creating the first successful interplanetary spacecraft, and sending robotic missions to study all the planets in the solar system as well as asteroids, comets and Earth’s moon. In addition to its missions, JPL developed and manages NASA’s Deep Space Network, a worldwide system of antennas that communicates with interplanetary spacecraft.

Salvation Season 2 cast additions

As announced in Deadline, Melia Kreiling (Tyrant) and 24: Legacy alum Ashley Thomas have joined the Season 2 cast of Salvation as new series regulars.

Kreiling will play Alycia Stavros, a brilliant scientist with a mysterious past who may hold the key to the planet’s future. Thomas will portray Alonzo Carver, a DC detective who refuses to let the impending threat of Armageddon interfere with his hunt for justice.

For season 2, with the added threat of nuclear war on the horizon, Darius (Santiago), Grace (Jennifer Finnigan) and Liam (Charlie Rowe) must work together with Harris Edwards (Ian Anthony Dale) the Secretary of Defense to find a way to divert the asteroid, stop war and save humanity before time runs out.  Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance and Shazi Raja also star.  The final episode of season 1, which aired September 20 2017, left Darius, Liam and Grace battling an illegitimate government and making difficult decisions about who would enter a bunker under the imminent threat of the asteroid colliding with Earth.

Showrunners Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro also executive produced Season 1 with Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, Stuart Gillard and Peter Lenkov. CBS Television Studios produces Salvation in association with Secret Hideout.

The first season of Salvation can be streamed now on CBS All Access, Amazon Prime, iTunes and Netflix.  The DVD is also available from Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro again serve as Season 2 showrunners/executive producers. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Peter Lenkov, and Stuart Gillard are also executive producers.

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