On Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for environmental tests. During the spacecraft's stay at Goddard, engineers and technicians will simulate extreme temperatures and other physical stresses that the spacecraft will be subjected to during its historic mission to the Sun.
The unmanned Parker Solar Probe, which is slated for liftoff next year, will be mankind's first-ever visit to our nearest star.
On Sept. 25, 2017, media were invited to see NASA's Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. The revolutionary heat shield that will protect the first spacecraft to fly directly into the Sun's atmosphere was installed for the first time on Sept. Show More Summary
As NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft begins its first historic encounter with the sun's corona in late 2018—flying closer to our star than any other mission in history—a revolutionary cooling system will keep its solar arrays at peak performance, even in extremely hostile conditions.
Naming a solar probe after astrophysicist Eugene Parker breaks the space agency’s tradition of only honouring the dead. That’s a good thing, says Geraint Lewis
Humanity has never before touched the sun, but that's about to change. NASA is sending the Parker Solar Probe to the sun in 2018, and will get closer to the star's surface than any other spacecraft in history. They say the landmark mission "will revolutionize our understanding of the sun."[...]
The Parker Solar Probe, named in honor of Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar wind, is to launch in 2018 and study the sun up close.
NASA will launch the "Parker Solar Probe" in the summer of 2018, a mission that will fly seven times closer to the sun than any in history. Mike Massimino, senior adviser for Space Programs at the Intrepid Museum and former NASA astronaut, joins CBSN to discuss the significance and objectives of the mission.
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Almost 60 years ago an astrophysicist named Eugene Parker published a paper describing what he believed to be high speed matter and magnetism emanating from the sun. For just as long, scientists have sought to learn the mechanisms behind this far-reaching phenomenon, which we know today as solar winds. Show More Summary
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).
NASA's renamed Parker Solar Probe is on track for launch in 2018, kicking off a seven-year trip to the sun
NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft will repeatedly dive through the Sun's corona, giving scientists their first-ever up-close look at our star.
It's the first time a NASA mission has been named after a living scientist. Parker said “Hurray for solar probe.”
The mission is named after Eugene Parker, whose work has revolutionized scientists' understanding of the sun.
The Solar Probe Plus is ditching its less-than-inspiring name in honor of Eugene Parker, a living pioneer in the study of stars, including our own sun.
A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year bearing the name of an astrophysicist who helped scientists understand how Earth interacts with the star at the center of our solar system. The Parker Solar Probe will launch in the summer of 2018 and fly within 4 million miles of the sun's...
The Parker Solar Probe will go closer to the surface of the sun than any previous probe, in order to discover more about the physics of stars and the origins of the solar wind