NASA's Juno spacecraft to become fastest man-made object

NASA's Juno spacecraft to become fastest man-made object

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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By harnessing Earth's gravity, NASA's Juno spacecraft will exceed the 165,000 mph needed to reach Jupiter: "This is called a slingshot maneuver or gravity assist; it uses Earth's orbital motion to accelerate the spacecraft toward Jupiter," said UI astrophysicist Bill Kurth.

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