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Parker solar probe

Sun science
Can the Parker Solar Probe take the heat?
Published Aug 6, 2018
Researchers at the Applied Physics Lab develop a shield strong enough to protect the spacecraft's sensitive instruments from the heat of the sun
Countdown begins
Cleared for launch
Published Aug 1, 2018
The Parker Solar Probe is making its way to the launchpad where it will lift off and begin its historic journey to the sun
Behind the scenes with the Parker Solar Probe
Published July 16, 2018
Videographer Lee Hobson and photographer Ed Whitman spend their days documenting mankind's mission to "touch" the sun
Parker Solar Probe
Spacecraft's launch window delayed
Published June 18, 2018
Historic mission to the sun, managed by JHU's Applied Physics Lab, will now begin no earlier than Aug. 4
Parker Solar Probe
Hitching a ride to the sun
Published June 7, 2018
APL-build spacecraft will transport more than a million names on its historic mission this summer
Mission to the sun
One hot ticket
Published March 15, 2018 Video
Sign up to send your name to the sun aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe
Praise for Parker Solar Probe
Published Feb 22, 2018
Hopkins-built heat shield lands APL on Fast Company's list of most innovative companies
Mission to the sun
Special delivery
Published Dec 20, 2017
APL-built Parker Solar Probe heads to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for environmental testing
Pack the sunblock
Published Fall 2017
The Parker Solar Probe, a mission first proposed in 1958, will use Whiting School heat shield and APL mission control to unlock the mysteries of the sun / Johns Hopkins Magazine