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'Wow, here we go': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

Phys.org - Sun 12 Aug 18

Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer ...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

Phys.org - Sun 12 Aug 18

A NASA spacecraft rocketed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before.

NASA Sends Parker Solar Probe to ‘Go Touch the Sun’, Voice of America - Sun 12 Aug 18

NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

Phys.org - Sat 11 Aug 18

The first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun is poised to blast off Saturday, on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock the mysteries of the center of ...

Parker Solar Probe: How Nasa is trying to 'touch' the Sun

BBC News - Wed 8 Aug 18

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe will get closer to our star than any other in history.

A Fireball and a Wall of Sound: What NASA's Epic Solar Probe Launch Felt Like

SPACE.com - Tue 14 Aug 18

The launch of NASA's $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket was spectacular. Here's what it was like to see it in person.

NASA’s sun-kissing spacecraft will go 250 times faster than a bullet when it hits its stride

Popular Science - Mon 13 Aug 18

Space The Parker Solar Probe is finally on its way. Witnessing the launch of the Parker Solar Probe was Eugene Parker. The mission is the only one in NASA history to be named ...

NASA's Solar Probe Blasts Off to the Sun

Livescience - Sun 12 Aug 18

NASA's spectacular Parker Solar Probe launch to the sun today (Aug. 12) has scientists over the moon. Here's why they're so thrilled.

Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe to study the sun

USA today - Sun 12 Aug 18

“While we have many missions dedicated to studying the sun from afar, we have never, ever had a mission to get this up close and personal.”        

NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Reuters - Sun 12 Aug 18

NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced.

Launch Photos! NASA's Parker Solar Probe Blasts Off to Touch the Sun

SPACE.com - Sun 12 Aug 18

NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on a mission to touch the sun on Aug. 12, 2018, riding atop a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. See photos from the ...

NASA Launches Daring Solar Probe Mission to Kiss the Sun

SPACE.com - Sun 12 Aug 18

NASA's historic and audacious Parker Solar Probe mission, which will travel faster and get closer to the sun than any other spacecraft, lifted off early this morning (Aug. 12) from Florida.

Parker Solar Probe launches on historic journey to touch the sun

ScienceDaily - Sun 12 Aug 18

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The ...

NASA blasts off historic probe to 'touch Sun'

SpaceDaily - Sun 12 Aug 18

Tampa (AFP) Aug 12, 2018 NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. ...

World’s first mission to touch the Sun lifts off: NASA

The Hindu - Sun 12 Aug 18

The Parker Solar Probe will perform the closest-ever observations of the Sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona.

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

SpaceDaily - Sat 11 Aug 18

Tampa (AFP) Aug 11, 2018 NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and ...