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"Welcome to Jupiter!" NASA's spacecraft finally reaches its destination




This illustration show's NASA's Juno mission approaching Jupiter. Juno used distant stars to chart its course across the void.
This illustration show's NASA's Juno mission approaching Jupiter. Juno used distant stars to chart its course across the void.
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Last night, after five years of anticipation and suspense, NASA successfully put the spacecraft Juno into orbit around Jupiter.

"WELCOME TO JUPITER!" flashed on screens at mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, earning an ovation the space agency's workers.

To tell us more, senior editor at the Planetary Society, Emily Lakdawalla, joined the show.

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