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Robert Pearlman
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LEGO figures flying on NASA Jupiter probe

They have launched aboard the space shuttle, visited the space station, and flown to Mars. Now, three more "very special" LEGO figurines are set to fly to Jupiter with NASA's Juno spacecraft.

The specially-constructed LEGO Minifigures are of the Roman god Jupiter, his wife Juno, and "father of science" Galileo Galilei. The LEGO crew's mission is part of the Bricks in Space project, the joint outreach and educational program developed as part of the collaboration between NASA and the LEGO Group to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...

oke
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posted 08-04-2011 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's fun that LEGO has made 3 minifigs out of aluminum to go on that flight as well!

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mikej
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"NASA scientists" asked Lego to create minifigures for the Juno mission. The three minifigs, of the Roman god Jupiter, his sister Juno, and Galileo will accompany the Juno probe to the planet Jupiter.

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