“Juno represents what we can create when you mix a lot of different people together, some more scientific, some more artistic, some more creative, some more analytical. And we can use that as an example of how humanity can do even more.”
– Scott Bolton, Juno Mission Principal Investigator
Apple Music teamed with NASA to create a stunning 8-minute short film about NASA’s Juno Mission.
The feature on iTunes is is named Destination: Jupiter.
Along with beautiful visuals is a collection of music created in celebration of the mission:
“Juno” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“The Skies Will Break (Juno Mix)” – Corinne Bailey Rae
“Lightspeed” – Quin
“I Love the USA” – Weezer
“Sister” – Brad Paisley
“The Spark” – GZA the Genius
“Everything (the Universe)” – Jim James feat. Lydia Burrell
“Panspermia” – Zoe
NASA has an excellent Juno press kit available if you’d like to know more.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study our solar system’s largest planet. From a unique polar orbit, Juno will repeatedly dive between the planet and its intense belts of charged particle radiation, coming only about 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) from the cloud tops at closest approach.
Juno’s primary goal is to improve our understanding of Jupiter’s formation and evolution. The spacecraft will investigate the planet’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere. Juno’s study of Jupiter will help us to understand the history of our own solar system and provide new insight into how planetary systems form and develop in our galaxy and beyond.
The mission is set to arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.