NASA will attempt to launch its Jupiter-bound Juno probe on August 5, beginning a five year journey to the largest planet in the solar system. 

Juno will look at the origins and evolution of the gas giant and try to determine what lies beneath its clouds.  Scientists hope by studying Jupiter they can gain knowledge into how our solar system formed and be able to better predict how planets may form around other stars.  To date hundreds of planets the size of Jupiter and larger have been detected orbiting distant stars and scientists are now looking for smaller, earth-size planets that might harbor life. 

Watch a video detailing the Juno mission:

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The solar powered spacecraft will orbit Jupiter for about a year after its arrival in July, 2016.  Following completion of its mission it will be de-orbited into Jupiter’s atmosphere.  CTTechJunkie’s Matt Rece, Jay Patterson, and Tony Land are at Cape Canaveral for the launch and will have photos and videos later this week.

Lon Seidman

Lon Seidman

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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