NASA is launching the Parker Solar Probe to sun this summer. It will travel closer to the sun than any spacecraft yet.
Do you know you can send your name along for the ride?
Yes Its True!
Parker Solar Probe, which is going to launch in summer 2018, will travel through the sun's atmosphere and get closer to the solar surface. You can give your name for this ride.
NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard the Parker Solar Probe. Submissions will be accepted till April 27, 2018.
To Add your name to the mission click the link given here : http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/The-Mission/Name-to-Sun/
About the Mission
The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the sunâ€™s atmosphere about 4 million miles (6.4 million km) from its surface. The primary science goals for the mission are to trace how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind as well as solar energetic particles.
The spacecraft speed is so fast, at its closest approach it will be going at approximately 430,000 miles (692,000 km) per hour. That's fast enough to get from Washington, D.C. to Tokyo in approx one minute.
Nicola Fox, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, is the mission project scientist. She said in a statement :
"Parker Solar Probe is, quite literally, the fastest, hottest and, to me, coolest mission under the sun. This incredible spacecraft is going to reveal so much about our star and how it works that we've not been able to understand."
Let your name to be a part of this journey. Submit your name before April 27, 2018
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