Craving some summer Sun? We’re inviting people around the world to submit their names to be placed on a microchip that will travel to the Sun aboard Parker Solar Probe!
Launching summer 2018, Parker Solar Probe will be our first mission to “touch” a star. The spacecraft – about the size of a small car – will travel right through the Sun’s atmosphere, facing brutal temperatures and radiation as it traces how energy and heat move through the solar corona and explores what accelerates the solar wind and solar energetic particles.
Send your name along for the ride at go.nasa.gov/HotTicket! Submissions will be accepted through April 27, 2018.
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