Ringing in the Fourth of July with Juno at NASA JPL

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Happy Fourth of July!

I’m at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory today where the space agency will attempt to put the Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter this evening.

NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. (Credit: NASA)
NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. (Credit: NASA)

Mission commentary begins at 7:30 p.m. PDT. A 35-minute main engine burn is set to begin at 8:18 p.m. and conclude at 8:53 p.m. Watch the proceedings live at www.nasa.gov.

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