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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Juno Launch approaching

Background info for anyone following along...

Juno Mission: http://www.nasa.gov/Juno

Atlas V Launch Countdown Highlights: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/launch/atlas_V_count_101.html

Juno press kit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/JunoLaunch.pdf

Juno mission fact sheet: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/541929main_JunoFactSheet2011.pdf

Juno interplanetary journey and orbit: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/316423main_Juno-3publicposters0901.pdf

Juno instrument payload: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/329284main_JunoPayloadPoster_040609_508comp_sm.pdf

Launching ELV Rockets at KSC: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets

I get my credentials tomorrow, tour the facilities Thursday, and the launch is Friday.

More to come...