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Watch the launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe tomorrow at 3:33 AM ET
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Posted on 08/10/2018 11:02:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The spacecraft will launch on a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral in Florida at 3:33 AM EDT on Saturday morning; the launch window will last for 65 minutes. You can watch it happen at the NASA TV live stream link below.

Programming starts at 3 AM and will continue through the launch. A post-launch press conference will occur after the event, but of course if the launch doesn't happen, then it will be delayed. NASA has through August 23rd to get Parker Solar Probe off the ground.

This spacecraft, which will travel faster than any other human-constructed object ever, will make its journey to the Sun over the course of seven years. Parker Solar Probe will withstand extreme heat as it actually makes contact with the Sun's outer atmosphere.

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TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: launch; nasa; parkersolarprobe

1 posted on 08/10/2018 11:02:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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NASA
https://youtu.be/wwMDvPCGeE0


2 posted on 08/10/2018 11:03:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Maybe NASA is following NK’s lead by launching at night, so they stay in the dark and land on the sun at night thus avoiding the harmful rays.


3 posted on 08/10/2018 11:26:49 AM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: BenLurkin

I like the Delta IV Heavy. Three side-by-side Hydrogen-burning cores. Sort of the tamer older cousin of the Falcon Heavy.


4 posted on 08/10/2018 12:31:12 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Be kind to Q-cultists. They need our compassion during their madness.)
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