At the point when the Juno shuttle landed at Jupiter not long ago, it conveyed with it three minor travelers: Lego puppets of the Roman god Jupiter, his significant other Juno, and Italian cosmologist Galileo Galilei.
The three dolls were introduced on the shuttle as a major aspect of the Bricks in Space outreach program amongst NASA and the Lego Group. Their motivation is to empower kids’ enthusiasm for the science, innovation, designing, and arithmetic fields.
Each of the figures speaks to humankind’s association with the gas planet: The figure for Jupiter, the Roman lord of the sky and thunder, conveys a lightning jolt, while his significant other, Juno, conveys an amplifying glass, speaking to her quest for reality. The figure for Galileo speaks to the researcher who found the Jupiter’s biggest moons in 1610, and conveys a telescope and globe of the planet.
THE FIGURES ARE CAST IN A SPECIAL SPACE-GRADE ALUMINUM
Each of the characters are the same size as your run of the mill Lego figures, yet are thrown in an “exceptional space-grade aluminum,” as indicated by Scott Bolton, Juno’s guideline examiner. “They have experienced all the testing to ensure that they fit on our rocket in a way that resemble our other science instruments.”
Notwithstanding the Lego figures, the shuttle conveys with it a plaque respecting Galileo. It highlights a representation of the researcher and an entry from his notes on his disclosure of the Jovian moons.