LIVE COVERAGE: Watch Delta IV Heavy Launch Parker Solar Probe Late Tonight

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe atop ULA/s Delta IV Heavy this evening at Cape Canaveral, counting down to a 3:33am EDT liftoff to ‘touch’ the sun. Mars is visible to the upper left. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

UPDATE: New launch time tonight now targeting 3:53am EDT.

Original Story: Liftoff of NASA’s $1.5 billion […]

Parker Solar Probe Cleared For Launch to the Sun Saturday at 3:33am EDT

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission and launch teams today concluded a successful Launch Readiness Review, finding no technical issues at this time, giving a GO for liftoff on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 3:33 a.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: NASA

Mission and launch teams […]

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 […]

PHOTOS: Parker Solar Probe Hoisted Atop Delta-IV Heavy for Launch August 11

Encapsulated in its payload fairing, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is mated to a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Liftoff is targeting Aug 11 at 3:33am EDT. Photo Credit: NASA

The first spacecraft in history destined to ‘touch’ […]

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 […]

Delta-IV Heavy Undergoing Wet Dress Rehearsals as Parker Solar Probe Nears August 4 Launch

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta-IV Heavy underling a Wet Dress Rehearsal on Space Launch Complex 37B for NASA’s upcoming Parker Solar Probe launch, slated for no earlier than August 4, 2018. Photo Credit: ULA

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket slated to launch humanity’s first mission to ‘touch’ a star is spending this […]

Means and the Muscle: Where Does Falcon Heavy Stand Alongside the Heavylifters?

Last week’s launch of the maiden Falcon Heavy has opened a niche in the market for super-heavylift launch vehicles. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

“If you can hear me over the cheering,” intoned SpaceX’s John Insprucker in the seconds after 3:45 p.m. EST Tuesday, 6 February, “Falcon Heavy, heading to space on her test-flight. Building […]

Ten Years, 114 Launches: ULA Celebrates Decade Milestone of First Flight

A Delta II booster delivers the NROL-21 payload into orbit, on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office, on 14 December 2006. This was the first flight conducted under the auspices of United Launch Alliance (ULA) and took place less than two weeks after it entered operation. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force

Ten years ago, […]

Orion, SLS Development Continues to Take Shape for Inaugural Late 2018 Launch

An SLS Block 1 launch vehicle hoists an Orion spacecraft from KSC’s Pad 39B, with the VAB in the distance. Image Credit: NASA/MSFC

It seems as if we’re galloping toward the end of 2016, and we’re getting closer by the day to the “dawn” of a new U.S. launch vehicle and human-rated spacecraft. […]