• NASA confirms that its $1 billion Jupiter mission will cheat death for at least 3 more years

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    NASA's probe at Jupiter, called Juno , has orbited the gas giant since July 2015.
    The $1 billion mission was supposed to crash into Jupiter 's clouds in July 2018, but sources told Business Insider that the mission was getting a three-year extension .
    On Thursday, NASA confirmed that the mission will be extended through July 2021.
    NASA has officially announced that its $1 billion Juno mission is getting a critical life extension to study planet Jupiter.
    Instead of being crashed into the planet's cloud tops next month, Juno will fly until at least July 2021, according to a press release...
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