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6 July, 2018 7:58 AM NASA's Parker Solar Probe Gets 'Revolutionary' Heat Shield

Ahead of its August launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe - the mission aiming to get closest to the Sun than ever by any human-made object - has got its "revolutionary" heat shield permanently attached to the spacecraft, the US space agency said. The probe's heat shield - called the Thermal Protection System, or TPS - was reinstalled on the spacecraft on June 27, NASA said in a statement 51

7 March, 2018 10:35 AM Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

New Delhi: NASA is inviting the public to go on a trip of their lifetime! Well, you can't go physically, but your name certainly can. The American space agency has invited people around the world to submit their names to be sent on its historic Parker Solar Probe mission – a planned robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the Sun – scheduled 181

31 May, 2017 3:27 PM NASA to fly Solar Probe Plus right into sun’s atmosphere in 2018

The space agency announced the red-hot mission on May 31, 2017 at the University of Chicago. Scheduled to launch in summer 2018, the Solar Probe Plus will fly within 6.4 million km of the sun’s surface right into the solar atmosphere. It will be subjected to brutal heat and radiation like no other man-made structure before. The purpose is to study the sun’s 35