• Watch NASA's historic Sun probe mission launch: here's how

    5 days ago - By SlashGear

    NASA is preparing to launch its Parker Solar Probe in the early hours on Saturday morning. This historic event will send the probe “to touch the Sun,” the space agency says, which anticipates setting a new “fastest spacecraft” speed record. Among other things, the spacecraft will carry a microchip with more than a million names on it. If everything goes...
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  • See Scientist Eugene Parker Bid Farewell to the Sun Probe NASA Named for Him

    See Scientist Eugene Parker Bid Farewell to the Sun Probe NASA Named for Him

    5 days ago - By Space

    It's never too late to do something for the first time - especially if that thing is seeing a rocket launch in person, and even more so if that rocket is carrying a mission named after you.
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  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe Mission to the Sun in Pictures

    5 days ago - By Space

    See images of NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission, which the agency plans to launch in July 2018. The spacecraft will get seven times closer to the sun than any probe ever has.
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  • NASA Is About to Launch the Fastest Spacecraft in History. Target: The Sun!

    5 days ago - By Space

    On Aug. 11, NASA will launch its newest spacecraft, called the Parker Solar Probe, aboard a huge rocket. And by December 2024, that probe will become the fastest spacecraft ever.
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  • NRL's sun imaging telescopes fly on NASA Parker Solar Probe

    5 days ago - By Phys.org

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's unique expertise in sun-viewing telescopes will be an integral part of the historic NASA Parker Solar Probe mission scheduled to launch Aug. 11 to better understand how the Sun affects our solar system.
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