Lucy in Rocket Fairing (IMAGE) Southwest Research Institute Caption The Lucy spacecraft is tucked into the launch vehicle fairing, which closed around it like a clamshell in preparation for liftoff. Its first launch attempt is scheduled for October 16 at 5:34 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The SwRI-led Lucy mission will investigate eight asteroids over 12 years, as the spacecraft travels 4 billion miles to the Trojan asteroids. Credit NASA/KSC Usage Restrictions Images/videos may be used by the media and the public for educational and informational purposes only License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.