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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's Mission to the Sun Gets a New Official Name - Seeker

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 names solar mission after UChicago physicist - UChicago News

NASA has named the first mission to fly a spacecraft directly into the sun's atmosphere in honor of Prof. Eugene Parker, a pioneering physicist at the University of Chicago. The Parker Solar Probe will launch next summer on a mission to fly within 4 ...and more »

NASA to launch world's first mission to Sun in 2018 - Economic Times

WASHINGTON: NASA is set to launch the world's first mission to the Sun next year, that will explore our star's atmosphere and answer questions about solar physics that have puzzled scientists for over six decades. The Parker Solar Probe has been named ...and more »

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

Artist's concept of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE. In 2018, a NASA spacecraft will launch into the sun's atmosphere, where it will help ...and more »

NASA Is Launching a Probe to a Star - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. For one NASA mission, flying too close to the sun isn't a concern. It's the whole point. On Wednesday, the space agency announced some details about its planned ...and more »

NASA plans to launch a probe in 2018 that will 'touch' the sun's blazing-hot atmosphere - Business Insider

NASA is a launching a probe to get closer to the sun than any mission in history. The robot is designed to survive the sun's brutal environment and unlock longstanding mysteries of physics. The mission may ultimately help scientists predict violent ...and more »

NASA names Solar Probe Plus mission after space scientist - SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — NASA's Solar Probe Plus mission, scheduled for launch next year to travel closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft, has a new name honoring a scientist who predicted the existence of the solar wind. In a ceremony at the University ...and more »