Let’s celebrate the Juno orbit with a game

Juno //

We all know that today is the Fourth of July, but even better, Juno comes into orbit with Jupiter today. Awhile back, we talked about how close we were getting to this day. We also announced that Juno is going into orbit today through Bryce’s article.

But here I am to bring a twist to the whole history making shabang. If you happen to be as cool as us nerds, you’re probably going to be streaming the event tonight – am I right? Which you can watch on NASAtv, by the way.

If you happen to be streaming the event tonight and/or having a party while doing so, I’m here to provide you with the nerdiest, yet coolest Juno drinking game, ever. And hey, this only will happen one time in our lifetime so you gotta make it worth while!

Let’s get straight into the rules. (Disclosure, please only partake if you’re 21+. Don’t be silly!)

Take a drink when:

  • The word Jupiter / Juno is said
  • When a number or sequence of numbers is said
  • There is awkward silence
  • There is applause
  • The word telemetry is use

Take two sips when:

  • You see a jar of peanuts (only true nerds will understand this one!)
  • Any countdown begins
  • A task is successful
  • The word copy is used
  • A measurement is given
  • The word Spacecraft is used

Finish your drink when:

  • We have first contact
  • We have a successful orbit
  • The stream begins

Finish two FULL drinks if:

  • The mission fails (let’s hope it does not.)
  • The WiFi or website goes down.

For those of you who really want to turn up to Juno, instead of taking sips of a drink – take shots! And by all means, feel free to change up some of the rules to cater to your guests, or rather, you yourself. We’re just happy to celebrate such a groundbreaking event with a good time and a fun drinking game behind it.

For the record, us scientists who created the rules, calculated how many drinks you would have in a certain amount of time, based off of the rules as well as the New Horizons stream – which was our reference. In total, in the first five minutes of the stream based off of Pluto flyby, that’s six drinks. Woop woop!

To read more about Juno or get information about the event, check our the articles linked above or learn about Juno here.

The event starts at 7:30 pm PST, so we hope to see you join in on the fun – let us know if you do!

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