Delta-IV Heavy Lofts NASA's Parker Solar Probe on Landmark Mission to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe takes flight atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:31am EDT Aug 12, 2018. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSPace.com

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe (PSP) is on its way to the sun, after a successful launch early this morning atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta […]

Parker Solar Probe: The Science of 'Touching the Sun'

In only a few days, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be launched to “Touch the Sun.” Image Credit: NASA

With the upcoming launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe (PSP) scientists are about to reach out and “touch the Sun” for the first time ever. The probe will fly through the incredibly hostile atmosphere of […]

Parker Solar Probe Moved to Launch Pad for Aug 11 Flight to 'Touch' the Sun

Parker Solar Probe, encapsulated with a 62.7-foot fairing, was transported to Launch Complex 37 overnight to meet its rocket, the U”A Delta IV Heavy, which will launch it to ‘touch’ the sun as soon as August 11 at 3:48 a.m. EDT. Photo Courtesy: Twitter @Fox35DerrolNail

Humanity’s first mission to ‘touch’ a star is rapidly […]

NASA's First Spacecraft to 'Touch the Sun' Ready For August 6 Launch on Delta IV Heavy

Parker Solar Probe sits in a clean room on July 6, 2018, at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Florida, after the installation of its heat shield. Photo Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

In a scenario reminiscent of Icarus in Greek mythology, who flew too close to the Sun, with his wings melting as a […]

Solar Probe Plus Mission Moves Closer to 'Touching the Sun' in 2024

Artist’s conception of the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft near the Sun. Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL

The Solar System is a busy place, with spacecraft currently visiting most of the planets as well as some dwarf planets and comets. Akatsuki is at Venus, several rovers and orbiters are at Mars, the Juno spacecraft just reached Jupiter, […]

Two Years From Today: Get Ready For the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

A total eclipse of the Sun, showing the Sun’s atmosphere, or corona, stretching out into space, which is not normally visible during daylight. Photo Credit: Fred Espenak/NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Exactly two years from today, on Aug. 21, 2017, a rare total solar eclipse will be seen again in the skies of the […]