NASA to Hold Lucy Launch Preview Briefing


Lucy mission logo, with an asteroid in the background
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Launching in late 2021, Lucy will be the first space mission to explore the Trojan asteroids. These are a population of small bodies that are left over from the formation of the Solar System. They lead or follow Jupiter in its orbit around the Sun and may tell us about the origins of organic materials on Earth.
Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 28, to preview the launch of the agencys first spacecraft to study Jupiters Trojan asteroids. The Trojan asteroids are remnants of the early solar system clustered in two swarms leading and following Jupiter in its path around the Sun.

The live briefing will stream onNASA Television, the agency’swebsite, NASAs Twitter account and the NASA App.

Participants in Tuesdays briefing will be:

  • Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
  • Keith Noll, Lucy project scientist, NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
  • Donya Douglas-Bradshaw, Lucy project manager, NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
  • Hal Levison, Lucy principal investigator, Southwest Research Institute in Boulder Colorado.
  • Rich Lipe, Lockheed Martin spacecraft program manager, Denver, Colorado.
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