Artist's concept of NASA Juno spacecraft at the planet Jupiter
NASA's Juno spacecraft passes in front of Jupiter in this artist's depiction. Juno, the second mission in NASA's New Frontiers program, will improve our understanding of the solar system by advancing studies of the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, July 27, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss preparations for the upcoming Juno mission to Jupiter. The briefing will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Juno, scheduled to launch Aug. 5, will improve our understanding of our solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Juno will get closer to Jupiter than any other spacecraft and will provide images and the first detailed glimpse of its poles.

Briefing participants are:

-- Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio
-- Jan Chodas, Juno project manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
-- Steve Levin, Juno project scientist, JPL
-- Kaelyn Badura, Pine Ridge High School, Deltona, Fla.; high school student, Juno Education program participant and Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project participant

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

For more information about Juno, visit:

Ustream will carry the briefing live with a chat box available at:

JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Juno mission for NASA.

News Media Contact

DC Agle 818-393-9011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Trent Perrotto 202-358-0321
NASA Headquarters, Washington

George Diller 321-867-2468
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.