NASA wants to fly your name into the Sun

NASA wants to fly your name into the Sun

To gain this increased understanding, NASA is launching the Parker Solar Probe on a almost seven-year mission.

"Parker Solar Probe is, quite literally, the fastest, hottest - and, to me, coolest - mission under the Sun", said project scientist Nicola Fox, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Parker likewise guessed a clarification for the superheated sun based environment, the crown, which is - as opposed to what was normal by material science laws - more sweltering than the surface of the Sun itself.

Solar flares pose a considerable threat to modern civilizations, and by more comprehensively understanding solar weather, scientists can better predict when and where the flares will occur. In May 2017, NASA renamed the shuttle from the Solar Probe Plus to the Parker Solar Probe out of appreciation for astrophysicist Eugene Parker.

NASA is doing this to raise public awareness for the breakthrough mission, which may possibly change the landscape of human knowledge on the sun and the solar system.

If you are convinced with Shatner's ways, you can get your name on that chip for free by visiting the NASA "Hot Ticket" site through April 27.

At its closest approach to the sun, the Parker spacecraft will be going at approximately 4,30,000 miles per hour. That is sufficiently quick to get from Washington, D.C., to Tokyo in less than a moment.

NASA is sending a probe to the sun for the first time, and it's inviting people around the world to join in. Engineers in the clean room at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where the probe was designed and built, point out the instruments that will collect data as the mission travels directly through the Sun's atmosphere. Temperatures will reach 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and the spacecraft will hit speeds of 430,000 miles-per-hour before it is eventually burnt to a crisp. This heat shield will keep the four instrument suites created to study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic particles, and image the solar wind, at room temperature.

NASA is giving you the chance to be part of the first ever mission to the sun.

"This probe will journey to a region humanity has never explored before", said Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

"Parker Solar Probe is going to help us learn about how the Sun works, how it affects life and technology here on Earth", Shatner said. How to send your name along for the ride.

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