Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sticky valves? Really? Sounds like NASA's talking about some old wheezebag jalopy

It currently takes Juno 53 days to fly around the solar system's biggest planet. That's almost four times longer than the intended 14-day orbit.

After repeated delays, NASA decided late last week to scrap an engine firing that would have shortened the orbit. Officials said the maneuver is too risky because of the valve problem.


  1. These guys never heard of Marvel Mystery Oil?

  2. I hate it when you have spacecraft trouble far from home.