A Juno mission science briefing is held in the NASA Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left are Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio; Toby Owen, Juno co-investigator, University of Hawaii; Jack Connerney, Juno MAG Instrument Lead, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.; Steve Levin, Juno project scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; Fran Bagenai, Juno co-investigator, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.; and Candy Hansen, Juno co-investigator, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Ariz.
Juno is scheduled to launch Aug. 5 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The solar-powered spacecraft will orbit Jupiter's poles 33 times to find out more about the gas giant's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere and investigate the existence of a solid planetary core. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/juno. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett