WHAT DO THE 4TH OF JULY 🇺🇸, JUPITER, AND LEGGOS HAVE IN COMMON?
Since the Juno mission is projected to arrive on July 4, I thought I'd make a lot about the LEGGOS that are currently on the spacecraft!
- •Juno is a NASA New Frontiers mission currently en route to the planet Jupiter. Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011 and is projected to arrive on July 4, 2016.
- •Juno is set to arrive around 9 p.m. PDT (12 a.m. EDT, July 5), the spacecraft will complete a burn of its main engine, placing it in orbit around Jupiter.
- •The Juno spacecraft has three Legos inside it. They are made of aluminum.
- •The Roman God, Jupiter
- •The Goddess, Juno
- •And the astronomer, Galileo
- •These LEGGOS are on the spacecraft as a part of a partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group to encourage children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics