This topic is for comments and questions about NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission to skim the sun and the updates posted here.
Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within four million miles of the sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no craft before it. Launching in 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast space weather that impacts life on Earth.
Robert Pearlman Editor
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posted 03-06-2018 02:24 PM
NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe mission will launch in summer 2018 to travel through the sun's atmosphere, closer to the solar surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions — and you can send your name along for the ride.
To commemorate humanity's first visit to the star we live with, NASA invites the public to submit their names to be included on a microchip headed to the Sun aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe.