Category: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

WATCH: Heat Shield Installed on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, Will Launch from Cape Canaveral August 4

The launch of Parker Solar Probe, the mission that will get closer to the Sun than any human-made object has ever gone, is quickly approaching, and on June 27, 2018, Parker Solar Probe’s heat shield — called the Thermal Protection System, or TPS — was installed on the spacecraft.