The Parker Solar Probe Launch – Complete NASA Coverage

I’m Nikki Fox project scientist for Parker Solar Probe and this is solar 60 I’m here at aster Tech Space Operations cleanroom and with me is Mark Ovalle the observatory scientist for Parker Solar Probe Marko can you tell us why are we sending this mission to journey so close to the Sun well Nicky […]

Lasers Fired At NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s new Parker Solar Probe is getting some intense environmental testing. Extreme tests simulate extreme conditions the satellite experiences during launch and beyond. Parker Solar Probe was built at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and will explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Recently, lasers were fired at the spacecraft to test its solar panels. These […]

He made a nuclear reactor in his dorm, solves impossible problems for NASA: UChicagoan Justin Kasper

JUSTIN KASPER: As a student with the University of Chicago, there was a posting on the wall saying, do you like space? Do you want to work on instruments? And I ran over to the building and applied right then and there. [MUSIC PLAYING] I’m an associate professor in the College of Engineering at the […]

NASA Is Going to The Sun, Here’s Why That’s So Crazy

The Sun is an unpredictable, violent ball of gas and plasma, radiating fusion energy. It can send streams of charged particles right towards Earth without warning, potentially causing catastrophic damage to our power grid. And while we need the Sun to live, we also need to protect ourselves from its wrath. The problem is, we […]

How NASA Built the Fastest Spacecraft Ever

This is the fastest man-made object ever created, racing to our Sun at 700,000 km/h. Built to withstand drastic changes in temperature, it will be the closest to spacecraft has ever been to a star. So, how did NASA prepare this record-breaking mission for its daring journey to the Sun? There are three main questions […]