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Parker Solar Probe: NASA's journey to touch the Sun - ABC Online

We've been to the Moon, landed spacecraft on Mars and had close encounters with other planets — and Pluto. Next stop, the Sun. The mission. The first spacecraft to "deep dive" into the Sun's atmosphere; Named in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker ...and more »

NASA launching spacecraft that will 'touch' the Sun in 2018 - The Weather Network

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 12:17 PM - NASA is launching a spacecraft in 2018 that will 'touch' the Sun, Saturn's icy moon Enceladus apparently took a hit that knocked it on its side, and hear what it sounds like when a meteoroid hits a spacecraft's camera.and more »

Here comes the sun: NASA's first mission to the star set for 2018 - CNN

(CNN) Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will explore the sun's atmosphere in a mission that begins in the summer of 2018. It's not a journey that any human can make, so NASA is sending a roughly ...and more »

NASA Announces Mission to 'Touch the Sun' - U.S. News & World Report

NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission will mark its first effort to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere. By Megan Trimble, Associate Editor, Social Media. By Megan Trimble, Associate Editor, Social Media May 31, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.. More. U.S. News ...and more »

NASA's first mission to Sun renamed 'Parker Solar Probe' will be launched in 2018 - Firstpost

Washington: NASA on Wednesday announced that it has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft — humanity's first mission to a star, which will be launched in 2018 - as the Parker Solar Probe in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. "This is the first ...and more »

Touching the Sun: NASA Mission Renamed 'Parker Solar Probe' - Space.com

Don't call it Solar Probe Plus anymore. NASA's upcoming sun-studying mission, which will come much closer to Earth's star than any spacecraft in history, has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, agency officials announced today (May 31). The new ...and more »

NASA to fly spacecraft straight into the sun next year - CCTV

A NASA spacecraft is going to fly straight into the sun in summer 2018. The Solar Probe Plus will fly within 4 million miles of the sun's surface — right into the solar atmosphere. It will be subjected to brutal heat and radiation like no other man ...and more »

NASA to launch solar probe - KRIS Corpus Christi News

(NBC News) NASA has announced what it calls "humanity's first mission to touch the sun." Next year the space agency will launch a probe that will get closer to the sun than any manmade object in history. This will be the first time a space probe enters ...and more »

NASA's New Sun Probe Could Help Avert Solar Storm Catastrophe - NBCNews.com

In 2018, a NASA spacecraft will launch into the sun's atmosphere, where it will help scientists predict a solar storm that could wreak havoc on Earth and in interplanetary space. Recommended. Why North Korea's 'special delivery' letter was so warmly ...and more »

NASA christens probe in honor of MSU alumnus - MSUToday

NASA renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft – which will make humanity's first mission to a star and will launch in 2018 – as the Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, Michigan State University alumnus. Parker, who earned his ...and more »