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NASA launched its Lucy Spacecraft

Published on October 18, 2021
Current Context: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the American Space Agency has launched the Lucy space probe successfully.
NASA launched its Lucy Spacecraft
  • It was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
  • It is the beginning of a 12-year mission to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids.
  • The Lucy spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
  • The name Lucy to the spacecraft is named after the fossilized human skeleton which was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974.
  • NASA’s Lucy mission will be the first mission to explore the Trojans.
  • It will take its journey to eight different asteroids, a main-belt asteroid, and seven Jupiter trojans.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NASA: Washington DC, USA
    • Administrator of NASA: Bill Nelson


Q.1 Which space agency launched Lucy Spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids?
a. China National Space Administration
b. European Space Agency
c. Russian Federal Space Agency
d. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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