The three heroic little legos that will be embarking in this mission will be away from their other Lego pals for five long years. The Jupiter bound white plastic toys left Earth with 2.5 million pounds of thrust. They boarded an Atlas V rocket en route to the biggest planet in our Solar System.
Let’s hope that they will won’t encounter much difficulty as this is not only the troika’s maiden voyage in outer space, it’s also the first for toykind.
It’s one small imaginary step for these toys, but a giant step for toykind.
“The inclusion of the three mini-statues, or figurines, is part of a joint outreach and educational program developed as part of the partnership between NASA and the Lego Group to inspire children to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” NASA said of these brave, little volunteers.
Zeus has thunderbolts on his right hand to signify the god’s supremacy and control over the skies. While Hera holds a magnifying glass.
But why Galileo? Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa, three of Jupiter’s numerous moons are named after the Greek scientist and Philosopher.
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