2,000 will get up-close view of Juno Launch

3 Aug

Hey Everyone,

The Kennedy Space Center is going to provider an up-close view of Friday’s Juno rocket launch to 2,000 lucky guests. NASA is scheduled to launch the solar-powered spacecraft aboard the Atlas V 551 rocket between 11:34 a.m. and 12:43 p.m this Friday.

However, you have to get there very early as the first 2,000 people to arrive at the visitor complex will be invited to view the launch from the closest public viewing area. There will also be viewing opportunities from the complex’s Shuttle Plaza. Both will be included in regular admission to the attraction.

The Juno spacecraft will begin its 445-million mile trip to Jupiter to observe its gravity, magnetic fields and atmosphere. It is scheduled to be in Jupiter’s atmosphere in July 2016.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center has additional launch-related activities planned, including a webcast with Juno mission scientists on Thursday, A Lego Build the Future play area (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday); and appearances by Bill Nye (“Bill Nye the Science Guy”) at 11a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday.

The attraction is in the midst of its Sci-Fi Summer promotion, which features “Star Trek”-oriented exhibits.

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