With the NASA probe “Lucy” 1st probe to Jupiter asteroids , a missile has set off for the first time to the asteroids of the planet Jupiter.
With the help of an “Atlas V” rocket, “Lucy” took off today from the Cape Canaveral spaceport in the US state of Florida, as announced by the US space agency NASA. Shortly afterwards, NASA tweeted, based on a Beatles song: “Lucy in the sky!” The mission is set to run for twelve years, and “Lucy” is expected to cover a total of 6.5 billion kilometers.
💎 Lucy in the sky! Our #LucyMission lifted off at 5:34am ET (9:34 UTC). https://t.co/NWDKkuUO1F pic.twitter.com/dg15ObgLmC
— NASA (@NASA) October 16, 2021