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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 »

NASA Sending Probe to 'Touch' the Sun—Here's Why - National Geographic

The sun's searing heat has made a mission into the star's atmosphere impossible until now. Picture of the sun. View Images. Photograph by NASA/SDO. By Rachel Hartigan Shea. PUBLISHED May 31, 2017. This story appears in the August 2017 issue of National ...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

The agency's ambitious $1.5 billion solar mission, named after University of Chicago astrophysicist Eugene Parker, will travel closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history. By Mike Wall, Space.com. Published On 05/31/2017. 1:08 PM EDT. Share on ...and more »

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

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 moniker honors pioneering University of ...and more »

NASA mission into sun's atmosphere named after astrophysicist - New Scientist

NASA's mission to send a spacecraft into the sun's outer atmosphere has been renamed after the astrophysicist who first predicted the existence of the supersonic solar wind. Originally named Solar Probe Plus, the mission has been rechristened the ...and more »

NASA Set to Unveil Mission to 'Touch the Sun' - Nature World News

NASA's sights are set on the sun and they're making it official today as the agency prepares to announce the first ever mission to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere. Details will be revealed during an event on Wednesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. in the ...and more »

NASA unveils its latest spacecraft, to 'touch the sun' - Siliconrepublic.com

Illustration of the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft approaching the sun. Image: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Share on Facebook Tweet about this on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Pin on Pinterest Share on Reddit Email ...and more »

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

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 ...and more »

NASA Parker Solar Probe sun mission named in honor of Eugene Parker - SlashGear

As promised, NASA has made an announcement related to its sun investigation mission, the now-formerly named Solar Probe Plus. The space agency, it turns out, has decided to change the mission's name to Parker Solar Probe in honor of astrophysicist ...and more »