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Launch Alert!!! Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 03:53 EDT (00:53 PDT & 07:53 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be launching the beautifully powerful, heavy lift, Delta IV Heavy from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 37B (SLC-37B or “Slick” 37B) to deliver the long awaited Parker Solar Probe (PSP) science mission to the Sun for NASA.
Note: This will be the 10th launch of the Delta IV Heavy and the Parker Solar Probe (full mission post to come) is the first NASA science mission to be dedicated to a living scientist (Eugene Parker).
The Parker Solar Probe (PSP): This mission will ask the small Parker Solar Probe to study the Sun’s corona by coming within 4 million miles of the surface of the Sun to collect data and in the process it will become the fastest human made object ever created as it will reach a top speed of 430,000 mph. (692,018 km/h).