“Welcome to Jupiter”

NASA did it again. This time around they threw a space-robot at Jupiter, and after five years they stuck it into orbit.

The Jupiter Orbit Insertion methodology was pretty simple, really: Go fast, wear armor, then stand on a rocket and spin. Simple in principle, but meticulously calculated, engineered, and finally (and spectacularly) executed.

Good job, NASA. We’ll wait here while you get your science on.