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 ...

New NASA Space Probe Will Fly INTO The Sun - The Libertarian Republic

The Parker Solar Probe (PSP), or Solar Probe Plus, is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2018. The probe will orbit within four million miles of the sun's surface, through its outer corona, to explore the star's outer atmosphere. The probe will be ...

NASA solar probe to "touch" sun's atmosphere - CBS News

A NASA spacecraft being readied for launch in 2018 will make repeated trips through the sun's outer atmosphere, passing within 4 million miles of the star's blazing surface at more than 430,000 mph to shed light on what powers the sun's high ...

NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight For Sun in 2018 - Iosco County News Herald

A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year. The space agency announced the red-hot mission Wednesday at the University of Chicago along with a name change. (May 31). Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress.

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.

News in brief: NASA sends probe to the Sun; subway gets phone coverage; Facebook pushes back - Naked Security

Boldly planning to go where no human – or spacecraft – has gone before, NASA is to send a probe 93m miles to the Sun. The probe, which will launch next year, has been named the Parker Solar Probe in honour of Eugene Parker, the astrophysicist who ...