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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 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 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 »

A real scorcher: NASA probe to fly into sun's atmosphere (Update) - Phys.Org

A new NASA mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made, the US space agency said Wednesday. After liftoff from Kennedy Space Center in Florida ...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 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 »

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. It's a mission nearly 60 years in the making, dating back to when ...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 »