Juno set to arrive at Jupiter this 4th of July; celebration planned at Rose Bowl

- After nearly a five-year journey, NASA's Juno mission will finally meet up with Jupiter.

The mission launched August 5, 2011 and is expected to arrive at Jupiter on the 4th of July to orbit the planet for 20 months to improve our understanding of its formation and evolution.

Jupiter is believed to hold a key piece of the puzzle on how the planets formed billions of years ago.

For scientists at the Jet Propulsion Labratory (JPL) in Pasadena, this is the Super Bowl of science experiments.

The main engine of the solar-powered spacecraft is scheduled to be fired at 8:18 p.m. Monday to begin a 35-minute burn that will place it into orbit around Jupiter.

Attendees of the 90th annual AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl will get to celebrate its arrival with NASA -- followed by the fire works show.

General admission tickets are $13, while reserved seating is $25. Active-duty military members and three of their family members will receive free admission by showing a current military identification at Gate B. Parking is $25.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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