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NASA Readies for Juno Spacecraft’s Jupiter Approach

On a day when America commemorates its independence with July 4 fireworks displays, the U.S. space agency anticipates a celestial event that could prove hugely illuminating about the planet Jupiter and the beginnings of our solar system.   NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft, hurtling through space for five years and nearly 2 billion miles, has been programed for what the agency hopes is "a suspenseful orbit insertion maneuver" beginning at 11:18 p.m. Monday EDT (3:18...

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