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Squeezing flybys of eight asteroids, most in a completely unexplored region of space, into just 12 years is a challenge, but that's exactly what NASA's newest mission will do to explore a category of space rock called the Trojans, which cluster ahead of and behind Jupiter in its orbit around the sun.

The spacecraft, dubbed Lucy, will launch on Saturday (Oct. 16) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Liftoff is scheduled for 5:34 a.m. EDT (0934 GMT), and NASA's live coverage will begin at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT); you can watch live at Space.com courtesy of NASA or directly through NASA TV.


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(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

An artist's depiction (not to scale) of the Trojan asteroids clumped ahead of and behind Jupiter.


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Launching Lucy, NASA's First Mission to the Trojan Asteroids

Lucy’s first launch attempt in its 21-day launch window is scheduled for 5:34 a.m. EDT on Oct. 16.

Launch coverage starts at 5 a.m. EDT on NASA TV, the NASA app, and @NASA social media.

Be a part of Lucy's historic launch day by using the hashtag #LucyMission!


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