NASA Is Heading To the Sun For the First Time

NASA has sent spacecraft to every planet in our solar system, including some moons and other celestial objects. But next summer the American space agency will send a ship somewhere it never has before: The Sun.

The Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to “touch” the sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star’s surface. Launch is slated for summer 2018. learn more in the cool NASA video below.


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