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The Sun Is Getting Increasingly Nervous as Fastest Spacecraft Ever Approaches It Once More
The Sun Is Getting Increasingly Nervous as Fastest Spacecraft Ever Approaches It Once More

2 Sep 2022, 09:38 UTC / The Parker Solar Probe is getting ready to make its 13th close approach to the Sun, at a time when it could encounter solar flares

 
Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made Did (and Didn’t) Touch the Sun, Here’s Why It’s Complicated
Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made Did (and Didn’t) Touch the Sun, Here’s Why It’s Complicated

18 Dec 2021, 12:42 UTC / NASA announced last week the Parker Solar Probe touched the Sun, three years after it left Earth on a mission to better understand our star

 
NASA Spacecraft Touches the Sun for the First Time, Lives to Tell the Story
NASA Spacecraft Touches the Sun for the First Time, Lives to Tell the Story

15 Dec 2021, 02:22 UTC / Recently, NASA's Parker Solar Probe, has reached where no other spacecraft has: the Sun's atmosphere. The probe successfully uncovered incredible mysteries

 
Spacecraft Hits Speeds That Could Make the Earth-Moon Distance an Under-One-Hour Trip
Spacecraft Hits Speeds That Could Make the Earth-Moon Distance an Under-One-Hour Trip

29 Nov 2021, 23:14 UTC / The Parker Solar Probe hit speeds of 364,660 miles per hour (586,864 kph) during its tenth pass around the Sun, it's a record according to NASA

 
Solar Orbiter Sees Venus Rising From Really Close, Planet Looks Like an Eclipsed Sun
Solar Orbiter Sees Venus Rising From Really Close, Planet Looks Like an Eclipsed Sun

13 Aug 2021, 15:04 UTC / The joint American-European Solar Orbiter got within 4,967 miles (7,995 km) of the Venus surface and captured these incredible images

 
Parker Solar Probe Zips Past Venus at Record Speed, Detects a Radio Signal
Parker Solar Probe Zips Past Venus at Record Speed, Detects a Radio Signal

3 May 2021, 15:14 UTC / On April 29th, NASA's Parker Solar Probe reached a record speed, but did not miss the chance to collect some information about Venus' ionoshpere.

 
Fastest Spacecraft Ever Passes by Venus, Sends Back Amazing Postcard
Fastest Spacecraft Ever Passes by Venus, Sends Back Amazing Postcard

6 Mar 2021, 11:41 UTC / The Parker Solar Probe nailed its fourth Venus encounter at the end of last month, team that runs the spacecraft releases amazing shot of the planet

 
The Sun Sheds Some of Its Secrets in First Ever Parker Solar Probe Reports
The Sun Sheds Some of Its Secrets in First Ever Parker Solar Probe Reports

5 Dec 2019, 09:10 UTC / Parker Solar Probe studied the Sun from a distance of 15 million miles, less than half the distance Mercury usually spins around the star

 
This Is How Solar Wind Flowing by a Spacecraft Looks Like in Space
This Is How Solar Wind Flowing by a Spacecraft Looks Like in Space

13 Aug 2019, 12:17 UTC / NASA released this week images of the solar wind passing by the Parker Solar Probe, millions of miles away from planet Earth

 
NASA Looking into 22 GB of Parker Solar Probe Data, Found No Aliens Yet
NASA Looking into 22 GB of Parker Solar Probe Data, Found No Aliens Yet

6 Aug 2019, 10:00 UTC / By the end of this month, the Parker Solar Probe would have sent back nearly 50 GB of data from its voyages around the Sun

 
Fastest Spacecraft in History Completes First Orbit of the Sun
Fastest Spacecraft in History Completes First Orbit of the Sun

4 Feb 2019, 15:26 UTC / During its 24 runs around the Sun, the probe will use four instrument suites to gather data relevant to the understanding of the Sun’s fundamental physics

 
Parker Solar Probe Snaps a Shot of the Milky Way as It Heads for the Sun
Parker Solar Probe Snaps a Shot of the Milky Way as It Heads for the Sun

23 Sep 2018, 09:06 UTC / A shot taken from space of the Milky Way was sent back by the Parker Solar Probe, showing the star Antares-alpha as the birghtest in the shot.

 
NASA Begins Powering Parker Solar Probe Instruments
NASA Begins Powering Parker Solar Probe Instruments

20 Aug 2018, 11:51 UTC / After one week in space, NASA begins powering up the instrument suites on the Parker Solar Probe, getting it ready for its mission.

 
NASA Explains How The Parker Solar Probe Will Not go Straight For The Sun
NASA Explains How The Parker Solar Probe Will Not go Straight For The Sun

16 Aug 2018, 13:09 UTC / NASA releases a video detailing the route the Parker Solar Probe will be taking to get close to the Sun in the coming years

 
NASA Going for the Sun with Fastest Spacecraft in History
NASA Going for the Sun with Fastest Spacecraft in History

13 Aug 2018, 06:49 UTC / The Parker Solar Probe left Earth on Sunday, accelerating towards the Sun until it will reach the fastest speed ever for man-made object, 430,000 mph.

 
NASA Delays Mission to the Sun
NASA Delays Mission to the Sun

19 Jul 2018, 12:01 UTC / NASA will not be launching the Parker Solar Probe on its mission to the Sun after it found several glitches in need of fixing

 
NASA Spacecraft to Reach the Sun’s Corona Protected by Cutting-Edge Heat Shield
NASA Spacecraft to Reach the Sun’s Corona Protected by Cutting-Edge Heat Shield

9 Jul 2018, 14:46 UTC / NASA readies cutting-edge heat shield to protect the Parker Solar Probe as it will be approaching the Sun's corona on its mission.