NASA Plans To Launch A Probe Next Year To 'Touch The Sun' - WKAR

It's a mission that's been in the works for nearly 60 years. NASA says it will launch a spacecraft in 2018 to "touch the sun," sending it closer to the star's surface than ever before. The spacecraft is small – its instruments would fit into a ...

First NASA spacecraft named after living researcher to head for the sun - CBC.ca

A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago. The space agency announced Wednesday that the red-hot mission would be named after ...

NASA to launch first mission to the sun in 2018 - Cloverdale Reporter

NASA will launch their first mission to the sun in 2018, the space agency announced Wednesday morning. The spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe named in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, is scheduled to launch during a 20-day window that opens ...

New NASA solar probe will make history with flight into sun - Syracuse.com

This image made available by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory depicts NASA's Solar Probe Plus spacecraft approaching the sun. ( Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory via AP ). By Kevin Tampone.

What solar scientists will be watching for in this summer's total eclipse - WUNC

The shadow of the moon falls on Earth during a total solar eclipse on March 29, 2006, as seen from the International Space Station. The photo was taken by the Expedition 12 crew. NASA. Listen. Listening... /. s. On August 21, the continental United ...