A nearly billion dollar NASA spacecraft named Lucy officially launched on Saturday morning, in what is the beginning of a 12-year journey to explore eight different asteroids.
The spaceship will be the first to tour the so-called Trojan asteroids that orbit Jupiter and are ‘time capsules from the birth of our Solar System,’ according to NASA scientists from the Goddard Space Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The mission takes its name from the fossilized human ancestor (called “Lucy” by her discoverers) whose skeleton provided unique insight into humanity’s evolution. Likewise, the Lucy mission will revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system.
NASA says the Lucy space mission will revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system, giving insight into planetary evolution. Lucy launched into orbit on Saturday at 5:34 am on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The $981 million mission spaceship also carries a plaque that includes quotes from the likes of Carl Sagan, Albert Einstein and the Beatles. © Provided by Daily Mail (
In The Earth Emperor’s Eye, Malachi, the messenger from the animal kingdom, alerted us in 2007 that once Lucy is in the sky with diamonds (stars) then the world is very much on the tipping point for action to save the Earth from environmental catastrophe. The clock is now very much ticking! It’s curious too, that inspired by the Beatles’ song, the spacecraft’s inscribed with quotes from band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
It carries the words –
“And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make,” Paul McCartney.
“We all shine on… like the moon and the stars and the sun,” John Lennon.
“Peace and Love,” Ringo Starr.
“When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find peace of mind is waiting there,” George Harrison.