What you need to know about NASA’s mission to touch the sun

By Anne workforce / August 12, 2018


A NASA probe is about to launch on a mission to the sun in the name of protecting the Earth.

On Saturday, the space agency’s Parker Solar Probe is expected to launch to orbit, beginning its long and winding journey that will eventually allow humanity to touch our nearest star for the first time.

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The probe is expected to take flight atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:33 a.m. ET on Saturday, ironically launching to the sun in the dead of night from Cape Canaveral Florida. 

If you happen to be awake, you can watch the launch in the window below via NASA TV: Read more…

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