LEGO figurines head to Jupiter… AWESOME!
posted by: krueff
Juno Spacecraft to Carry Three Figurines to Jupiter Orbit – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory http://t.co/Q1huCBI
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/KSC
“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.” (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-241)
You have to admit, sending LEGOs to space is pretty inventive, a neat inspirational way for children to get interested in space, and pretty much awesome all around.