SESDA Heliophysics Outreach Team Join Historic Journey to Touch the Sun

August 27, 2018

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Parker Solar Probe mission successfully launched at 3:31 a.m. EST on August 12 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This ambitious mission will use seven gravity assists from Venus to ultimately travel within 4 million miles of the Sun’s surface to obtain unique observations of the corona. SESDA Heliophysics outreach staff supporting the Goddard Office of Communications and the Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) traveled to the launch where they conducted media events, interviews, and demonstrations at a NASA booth.

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