Galileo was launched from the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
The spacecraft traveled more than 4.6 billion km (about 2.8 billion miles) during its 14-year mission.
Galileo was named in honor of Galileo Galilei (above), who discovered the largest moons of Jupiter in 1610.
The spacecraft was the first to orbit a gas giant planet.
Galileo plunged into Jupiter's crushing atmosphere on Sept. 21, 2003. The spacecraft was deliberately destroyed to protect one of its own discoveries - a possible ocean beneath the icy crust of the moon Europa.