Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun
October 29, 2018
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Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just broke the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object.  So, the spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun’s surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. It was the German-American...

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6
July 20, 2018
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6

NASA rescheduled the launch of Parker Solar Probe on August 6. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will light up the sky near Cape Canaveral, Florida. On late Wednesday NASA announced the two-day delay from the previous target launch date of Aug. 4. “Additional time was needed to evaluate the configuration of a cable...

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NASA Touching Sun: Space Agency Announces Historic Mission
May 31, 2017
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NASA Touching Sun: Space Agency Announces Historic Mission

In a bid to unlock the mysteries of the corona, NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere. NASA’s upcoming sun-studying mission has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, agency officials announced today (May 31). The new name honors pioneering University of Chicago...

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