Sunday, August 12, 2018

Liftoff of NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Aug. 12, 2018: A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifts off at 3:31 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying NASA's Parker Solar Probe on a mission to the Sun. The mission will perform the closest-ever observations of a star when it travels through the Sun's atmosphere, called the corona. The probe will rely on measurements and imaging to revolutionize our understanding of the corona and the Sun-Earth connection.

Credit: NASA's Kennedy Space Center
Duration: 4 minutes, 18 seconds
Release Date: August 12, 2018


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