How to watch NASA Lucy mission to Jupiter's asteroids on your phone, computer, TV, social media – Florida Today

Lucy is on a mission.
In an effort to “expand our understanding of solar system evolution by visiting 4.5-billion-year-old planetary ‘fossils,'” NASA presents its project Lucy.
At 5:34 a.m. ET Saturday, United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is set to launch from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The Atlas V rocket, which rolled out to the pad Thursday, is carrying NASA’s Lucy spacecraft, which will study the asteroids of Jupiter.
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Billed as NASA’s asteroid-hunting Lucy probe, the mission has gotten a lot of attention already on social media. The official Peanuts account, for example, tweeted a cartoon featuring Linus and Lucy: “There’s so much out there to discover and learn! #LucyMission #CountdownToLaunch”
As of Friday, weather was 90% “go” for the mission.
Here’s a guide on how to watch the Lucy mission to Jupiter asteroids from your phone, tablet, computer, social media platform or TV. 
Where: NASA will stream Lucy’s mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids via its NASA channel on YouTube. Below is an embed to the NASA channel, where you can watch.
When: 5 a.m. EST Saturday, Oct. 16
About the stream: Our Lucy mission is scheduled to launch on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 5:34 a.m. EDT (9:34 UTC) to ancient asteroids called Trojans. The Trojan asteroids are rocky worlds as old as our solar system, and they share an orbit with Jupiter around the Sun. They’re thought to be remnants of the primordial material that formed the outer planets. On Oct. 16, NASA’s Lucy mission is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to explore these small worlds for the first time. Lucy was named after the fossilized human ancestor (called “Lucy” by her discoverers) whose skeleton expanded our understanding of human evolution. The Lucy Mission hopes to expand our understanding of solar system evolution by visiting these 4.5-billion-year-old planetary “fossils.”
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If you have cable or an antenna for those who don’t have cable, you can tune in to the NASA channel, a public access channel, on your TV. Check your TV channel guide for NASA TV. The NASA channel also is available via computer, tablet or phone.
For a schedule of NASA TV programs, visit nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public.
About the stream: The stage is set for our #LucyMission to launch to the ancient Trojan asteroids on Oct. 16. Live coverage starts at 5am ET (09:00 UTC), with liftoff targeted for 5:34 a.m. ET (09:34 UTC). Watch with us here and on NASA TV at nasa.gov/live.
NASA will broadcast the Lucy livestream on Twitter, beginning at 5 a.m. EST Saturday. Visit twitter.com/nasa.
When and where: Full coverage of the launch, including a live webcast with live tweets and updates, kicks off about 4 a.m. Saturday at floridatoday.com/space (you can type this on your browser on your phone) and will feature in-depth coverage. Ask our space team reporter Emre Kelly questions and strike up a conversation. You also can watch coverage via the FLORIDA TODAY app, which is available in the App Store or Google Play. FLORIDA TODAY is part of the USA TODAY Network.
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When and where: At 5 a.m. EST Saturday, NASA’s website will carry the YouTube livestream, youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision.
When and where: At 4 a.m. EST Saturday, FLORIDA TODAY space reporter Emre Kelly will host live coverage, video and updates at floridatoday.com/space.
For viewers who have a Roku box or Amazon Fire TV Stick, select the YouTube app, search for the NASA channel and click on the Lucy mission video. Livestreaming begins at 5 a.m. EST Saturday.
To watch the livestream on Facebook, visit NASA’s official page by 5 a.m. Saturday at facebook.com/nasa.
Contributing: Emre Kelly, FLORIDA TODAY


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