The Juno probe is set to go into orbit around Jupiter on Monday (see earlier posting here): NASA’s Juno to Kick into Planned Autopilot for July 4 Jupiter Burn – NASA.
NASA TV will webcast coverage of the event, briefings, etc: NASA Announces Coverage, Media Activities for Juno Arrival at Jupiter – NASA.
NASA releases a new video describing the Juno mission:
Apple is selling eight songs written and performed by different artists inspired by Juno and space exploration:
Also today, NASA announced a collaboration with Apple that will serve to enhance the agency’s efforts to inform and excite the public about dramatic missions of exploration like Juno. “Destination: Juno” is a synergy between two seemingly disparate worlds: popular music and interplanetary exploration. The works resulting from this collaboration showcase exploratory sounds from artists who have been inspired by Juno and other NASA missions, including Brad Paisley, Corinne Bailey Rae, GZA, Jim James featuring Lydia Tyrell, QUIÑ, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Weezer and Zoé.
Apple has captured moments in this journey with a behind-the-scenes documentary spearheaded by the Juno mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, and scored by Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The content is available on various Apple platforms.
- Songs to orbit Jupiter by: NASA and Apple link musicians to Juno mission | collectSPACE
- NASA, Apple release songs for Juno mission to Jupiter in time for arrival – Orlando Sentinel
Here is the Apple short film:
More Juno items:
- Juno’s first taste of science from Jupiter – The Planetary Society
- Space Policy Edition #2: Why Juno? Why Jupiter? Why Now? – The Planetary Society
- NASA’s dangerous mission: Unravel Jupiter’s secrets and solve the mysteries of life – LA Times
- NASA’s Juno spacecraft will soon reach Jupiter and start unlocking the planet’s secrets – The Verge
Plots of the orbits of all the visitors to Jupiter from Earth: