Juno Spacecraft to Bring LEGO to Jupiter

Lego Figurines en route to Jupiter

How awesome is this?

PASADENA, Calif. ā€“ NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry the 1.5-inch likeness of Galileo Galilei, the Roman god Jupiter and his wife Juno to Jupiter when the spacecraft launches this Friday, Aug. 5. The inclusion of the three mini-statues, or figurines, is part of a joint outreach and educational program developed as part of the partnership between NASA and the LEGO Group to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Via NASA – Juno Spacecraft to Carry Three Figurines to Jupiter Orbit.

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