• Watch a spacecraft get blasted to the Sun tomorrow morning

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Early Saturday morning, the United Launch Alliance will send up its most powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy, along with a spacecraft bound for the Sun. On top of the rocket is NASA's Parker Solar Probe, embarking on the first ever mission into the Sun's atmosphere, known as the corona. Thanks to a big lift from the Delta IV, the Parker Solar Probe will get closer to the Sun than any human-made vehicle has been before - a mere 4 million miles away.
    Getting to the Sun is actually super difficult. That's because the Earth is moving sideways relative to the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour...
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  • Why Is NASA Launching the Parker Solar Probe to the Sun at Night?

    Why Is NASA Launching the Parker Solar Probe to the Sun at Night?

    2 monthes ago - By Space

    This weekend, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will boldly go where no spacecraft has dared go before - up close and personal with the sun - lifting off with its destination hidden and the sky dark.
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  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to “touch the sun”

    NASA's Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to “touch the sun”

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    NASA's ambitious mission to go closer to the Sun than ever before is set to launch in the small hours between Friday and Saturday - at 3:33 AM Eastern from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, to be precise. The Parker Solar Probe, after a handful of gravity assists and preliminary orbits, will enter a stable orbit around the enormous nuclear fireball that gives us all life and sample its radiation from less than 4 million miles away. Believe me, you don't want to get much closer than that.
    If you're up late tonight , you can watch the launch live on NASA's stream .
    This is the first mission...
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  • NASA's going to touch the sun: What you need to know about the crazy journey - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    The Parker Solar Probe, launching Saturday, is designed to unlock the sun's mysteries - and help protect us from its wrath.
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  • This vast hydrogen wall could be the glowing border of our solar system

    This vast hydrogen wall could be the glowing border of our solar system

    2 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    A vast wall of hydrogen could mark the limits of our solar system, with new analysis of data from the New Horizons probe helping explain our place in the galaxy. The interplanetary spacecraft launched in 2006 as part of NASA's New Frontier's program, reaching Pluto in 2015 and then headed out further into the Kuiper belt to eventually beam back...
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  • The Final Countdown

    The Final Countdown

    2 monthes ago - By R&D Magazine

    Parker Solar Probe is fast enough to get from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., in a second. Contributed Author: Miles Hatfield, NASA's Goddard Space Flight CenterTopics: Cleanrooms
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  • Watch the launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe tomorrow at 3:33 AM ET

    Watch the launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe tomorrow at 3:33 AM ET

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Tomorrow, August 11th, NASA is scheduled to launch a historic mission called the Parker Solar Probe. The spacecraft will launch on a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral in Florida at 3:33 AM EDT on Saturday morning; the...
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