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Riding That Cosmic Wave 🌊🌌Again....Anyone else ever found themselves floating on Tomales Bay In The dark when suddenly it wasn’t so dark????? Bioluminescence in a Magical Bay near my house is the inspiration behind my most recent explorations
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So excited & honored to have my question answered live on @nasatv regarding how long the Parker Solar Probe is going to be in the most intense part of the Sun's corona. It was a thrill to have this question answered by Andrew Driesman, the Project Manager for @johnshopkinsapl and Nicky Fox, the Parker Solar Probe Project Scientist. I especially enjoyed Nicky's statement that we all are living in the atmosphere of the Sun!
Rebuilt the Lego Shuttle Creator kit finally - just as impressive now as when I first built it 8 years ago! . . #Lego #legocreator #legolife #nasa #space #shuttle #spacegeek #spaceisawesome #everythingisawesome #impressive #minifig #astronauts #nasasocial #kennedyspacecenter
. Moon Rock $10,000,000 . アポロ計画で月着陸船が地球に持ち帰った月の石。 月の石って1gあたり500万円らしく、 これで10億円くらいです。 . . #lunarrock #apollo
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is showing a documentary that could be of interest - “Search For Second Earth” in iview https://iview.abc.net.au/show/search-for-second-earth 🌏 #exoplanets #keplerspacecraft #keplertelescope #educatingspace #astronomy #astrophysics #usqastronomy #nasasocial #telescopes #tess #jameswebbspacetelescope #jwst
A plume of fire stretches hundreds of feet as the Delta IV Heavy clears the tower. It burns liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen at a rate of almost 5,000 lb/second at full thrust, and it is the most powerful rocket currently in operation. #SolarProbe #nasa #nasasocial #rocketlaunch #rocket #ula #deltaivheavy #space
Post by @glenndavisphotos ・・・ Fire and ice rain down from the Delta IV Heavy. These engine shots are just too much fun to edit. Here's a tight crop on another frame from the sequence. It really showcases the finer details of all the dynamic moments.✌️🚀🚀🚀 . . . . #universetoday #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #ulalaunch #kennedyspacecenter #ksc #nasa #nasakennedy #nasasocial #deltaiv #deltaheavy #rocket #aerospace #engineering #rocketscience #technology #rocketsofinstagram #rocketlaunch #roamflorida #parkersolarprobe #space #science #floridaspacecoast #capecanaveral #florida_greatshots #floridaexplored #pureflorida #visitflorida #sonyalpha
5-image composite of @nasa 's Parker Solar Probe launch... 🌍->🚀->☀️
Fire and ice rain down from the Delta IV Heavy. These engine shots are just too much fun to edit. Here's a tight crop on another frame from the sequence. It really showcases the finer details of all the dynamic moments.✌️🚀🚀🚀 . . . . #universetoday #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #ulalaunch #kennedyspacecenter #ksc #nasa #nasakennedy #nasasocial #deltaiv #deltaheavy #rocket #aerospace #engineering #rocketscience #technology #rocketsofinstagram #rocketlaunch #roamflorida #parkersolarprobe #space #science #floridaspacecoast #capecanaveral #florida_greatshots #floridaexplored #pureflorida #visitflorida #sonyalpha
Cape Canaveral 🚘 Miami ✈️ Nashville. Extraordinary weekend at @NASA to witness my 1st launch. Watching something so immense, built by humans, leave our planet and head towards the Sun with my own eye balls is something I’ll cherish forever 😭. They gave us a mission patch!!!! 😍 P.S. I couldn’t help taking the “cool guys don’t look at explosions” shot when I saw that cloud 😎💥🚘 Thanks again @nasakennedy & @nasagoddard #NASAsocial 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Safe journey #ParkerSolarProbe #🌎🚀👉☀️
. NASA “Meatball” Logo . NASAといえば通称 ”ミートボール” と呼ばれるこのアイコニックなロゴ。このロゴが採用されたのは1959年。他のデザインに1度変更されたのちに、1990年代初頭にまたこのミートボールに戻りました。 . #nasameatball #logodesigns #NASAロゴ #ロゴデザイン
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The Seattle skyline from our AirBNB penthouse suite that was less expensive than a hotel. The water was calm, the sky was unusually clear, and as we listened close, we could hear Pearl Jam playing to the right of the arena on Elliott Bay at the far right of this picture. A very Seattle moment as we reflected on memories made with friends, family, #NASA researchers, aircraft engineers, and wildlife. Long exposure photo by Christina Tyler Wenks #postcardperfect #travel #seattle #pacificnorthwest #washington #elliottsbay #NASASocial #EXPORTS #photography #longexposure #reflection #water #waterfront #lifeisbeautiful #familytime #ctwenks #color #ocean #citylife
Liftoff! Close-up shots of the Delta IV heavy rocket launching the Parker solar probe early this Sunday morning. We setup 6 remote cameras around the launchpad. Though a few didn’t triggered at launch... 😳 I’m honored to learn the art of rocket launch photography with seasoned pros such as @photobypip and @nbwphoto. What a fun (and sleepless) weekend guys! 😁 #rocketlaunch #liftoff
Sequence of shots from my telephoto remote pad cam. So nuts seeing the sheer power of this behemoth. I love all the ice crystals falling off the fuel tanks as well as all of the access arms pulling away. I had framed the shot with the intent of getting a good view of those access arms. ✌️🚀 . . . . #universetoday #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #ulalaunch #kennedyspacecenter #ksc #nasa #nasakennedy #nasasocial #deltaiv #deltaheavy #rocket #aerospace #engineering #rocketscience #technology #rocketsofinstagram #rocketlaunch #roamflorida #parkersolarprobe #space #science #floridaspacecoast #capecanaveral #florida_greatshots #floridaexplored #pureflorida #visitflorida #sonyalpha
Das Wetter war gestern Abend so gnädig mit uns, da mussten wir für euch einfach die vielen #sterne über Wuppertal Cronenberg einfangen. Leider haben wir keine #sternschnuppe Erwischt, aber der Blick in den #sternenhimmel lässt einen doch immer träumen. Wart ihr am Wochenende auch in • #diebergischendrei auf Sternenjagd? • • • #deinnrw #remscheid #solingen #wuppertal #meinwuppertal #dastalderwupper #ig_nrw #ig_deutschland #travel_2_germany #milkywaychasers #milkywaygalaxy #nightsky #nachthimmel #nasasocial #natgeospace
What a shot!! I personally was thinking about heading over to the Cape (for a 3:30am launch last night) to see if I can get some good shots, and just to watch a mega rocket (Delta lV Heavy). There’s no way I can top this though. Epic shot! . . #Repost @glenndavisphotos ・・・ I'm so beyond excited to be sharing this photo! What a way to be introduced to shooting rockets as a member of the press. Having my pad shots work successfully on my first shoot gives me an extra sense of pride as it validates my abilities as both a photographer and an engineer. The photographer in me nailed the exposure and composition. The engineer in me designed and built a system that withstood an unattended 36 hours of remaining powered up, withstanding Florida rainstorms, summer sun, humidity, and remained steady as 2.2 million lbs of thrust rumbled and scorched the earth a mere 300 ft away. The control circuit successfully activated my shutter as the engines ignited and fired off all the shots as the rocket ascended. I had no false shutter triggers in the 36 hours that the camera sat stagnant in the elements. What an experience this has all been! 📷✌️🚀🚀🚀 . . . #universetoday #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #ulalaunch #kennedyspacecenter #ksc #nasa #nasakennedy #nasasocial #deltaiv #deltaheavy #rocket #aerospace #engineering #rocketscience #technology #rocketsofinstagram #rocketlaunch #parkersolarprobe #space #science #floridaspacecoast #capecanaveral #florida_greatshots #floridaexplored #pureflorida #visitflorida
Para saber más del Sol la @nasa lanza la sonda #parkersolarprobe #ParkerSolarProbe ha sido lanzada para estudiar y saber más sobre la #corona #solar y vientos solares que afectan a todos los #planetas del sistema solar y producen las #auroras . Exitos!! Miren cada imagen para saber de que se trata. #SolarProbe #Sol #sun #Science #ciencia #nasa #NASASocial #auroras #planetas #planets #investigacion #investigation #universe #universo #Stars @35ciencias @astro_starss @world_astronomy_brazil
Here is a bit of what I got to see and record from last night’s launch! It is absolutely amazing and beautiful!! @nasa @sylviaeliaacevedo @girlscouts @girlscoutsgc @kennedyspacecenter #parkersolarprobe #delta4heavy #solarprobe #nasasocial
"Atlas; This is Mission Control" - I don't know if they actually say that considering Atlas V is an uncrewed payload carrying delivery system BUT I certainly pretended to say it while sitting in @ulalaunch ASOC - Atlas V Spaceflight Operations Center. It's interesting to know that even though this is a rocket launch control room, there are no windows to physically view the rocket! They do however have a pretty badass video wall with HD cameras monitoring the rocket from multiple vantage points. Also, interesting to know, there are two sister facilities that @ulalaunch uses to control missions - one for each vehicle they FLY (Atlas & Delta). ASOC & DSOC - They also have one team for every facility including their launch facility located at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Thank you @ulalaunch for allowing us #NASASocial participants to geek out in the coolest location! #nasa
After two missed windows, the #ParkerSolarProbe is finally on its way to the ☀️! Still can’t believe I was one of the few people of the public to learn about and see the #SolarProbe ! Can’t wait to learn more about the biggest star in our solar system! 💥🔥☄️ #NASASocial #NASA #NASASun
I wonder what this button does 🤔 #nasasocial #kennedyspacecenter #NASA
This picture is perfection and I love that this was my first #launch with our 3 #children @abhenriquez_ !!! #Repost @nigelworrallphotography with @get_repost ・・・ "The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever." Konstantin Tsiolkovsky #nasa #explore #spacetime #outerspace #universe #galaxy #cosmos #astronaut #toboldygo #deltaheavy #launch #sun #parkersolarprobe #space #spacecraft #probe #delta #rocket #kennedyspacecenter #aerospace #rocketsofinstagram #nasasocial #astronomy #Earth #spacex #ula #unitedlaunchalliance Delta IV Heavy launching NASA's Parker Space Probe at 3.31am EDT on 12th August 2018. @ulalaunch
#Repost @glenndavisphotos with @get_repost ・・・ The awesome power of three Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-68 engines spewing out a combined thrust of 2.2 million pounds of force. Those engine bells are massive, 8 feet in diameter! I couldn't be more thrilled with the experience of my first credentialed shoot. Aside from the obvious, what really made the experience was all the people. The atmosphere, the excitement, the stoke, the comradarie, all of it. It's quite the community. It was really awesome finally getting to meet and hang out with all these launch photographers that have been such a major source of inspiration. Such a talented and intelligent bunch. Looking forward to the next one! ✌️🚀 . . . . #universetoday #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #ulalaunch #kennedyspacecenter #ksc #nasa #nasakennedy #nasasocial #deltaiv #deltaheavy #rocket #aerospace #engineering #rocketscience #technology #rocketsofinstagram #rocketlaunch #roamflorida #parkersolarprobe #space #science #floridaspacecoast #capecanaveral #florida_greatshots #floridaexplored #pureflorida #visitflorida #sonyalpha
The awesome power of three Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-68 engines spewing out a combined thrust of 2.2 million pounds of force. Those engine bells are massive, 8 feet in diameter! I couldn't be more thrilled with the experience of my first credentialed shoot. Aside from the obvious, what really made the experience was all the people. The atmosphere, the excitement, the stoke, the comradarie, all of it. It's quite the community. It was really awesome finally getting to meet and hang out with all these launch photographers that have been such a major source of inspiration. Such a talented and intelligent bunch. Looking forward to the next one! ✌️🚀 . . . . #universetoday #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #ulalaunch #kennedyspacecenter #ksc #nasa #nasakennedy #nasasocial #deltaiv #deltaheavy #rocket #aerospace #engineering #rocketscience #technology #rocketsofinstagram #rocketlaunch #roamflorida #parkersolarprobe #space #science #floridaspacecoast #capecanaveral #florida_greatshots #floridaexplored #pureflorida #visitflorida #sonyalpha
"The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever." Konstantin Tsiolkovsky #nasa #explore #spacetime #outerspace #universe #galaxy #cosmos #astronaut #toboldygo #deltaheavy #launch #sun #parkersolarprobe #space #spacecraft #probe #delta #rocket #kennedyspacecenter #aerospace #rocketsofinstagram #nasasocial #astronomy #Earth #spacex #ula #unitedlaunchalliance Delta IV Heavy launching NASA's Parker Space Probe at 3.31am EDT on 12th August 2018. @ulalaunch
Arrived home from #NASAsocial to author copies of #TheFatedSky !
🚀 امروز ظهر #کاوشگر_خورشیدی_پارکر ناسا سوار بر موشک دلتا۴ هِوی (DeltaIV Heavy) از پایگاه کِیپ کاناورال در فلوریدا به سمت #خورشید پرتاب شد. این کاوشگر ظرف شش هفته از #سیاره_زهره می‌گذرد و شش هفته بعد از آن هم به نزدیکی خورشید می‌رسد. فرض بر این است که #پارکر می‌تواند در دمای سوزان بالای ۱۰۰۰ درجه سانتیگراد در محدوده #تاج_خورشید دوام بیاورد. قرار است که پارکر ظرف هفت سال، ۲۴ بار به دور خورشید بگردد و در این دوره اطلاعاتی درباره مشخصات فیزیکی تاج خورشید جمع‌آوری کند. تصور می‌شود که منشا مهمترین تاثیرات خورشید بر #زمین ، تاج خورشید باشد. پارکر وارد این جو بسیار رقیق خواهد شد و فاصله آن با «سطح» جوشان خورشید تنها به حدود ۶ میلیون کیلومتر خواهد رسید. پیش بینی می شود در نزدیکترین مواجهه با خورشید، #فضاپیما دمای۱۳۷۰ درجه سلیوس را تجربه خواهد کرد و شدت اشعه های خورشید ۴۷۵ مرتبه قدرتمندتر از چیزی است که روی زمین احساس می شود. جنس این کاوشگر کامپوزیت کربن و ضخامت آن حدود ۱۲ سانتیمتر است. #ناسا در یک مصاحبه مطبوعاتی در شیکاگو در این باره اعلام کرد که قدرت تحمل گرما و اشعه‌های اتمی در این #کاوشگر بیشتر از دیگر کاوشگران آمریکا است. این نخستین بار است که سازمان ناسا نام یک دانشمندِ زنده را روی یک کاوشگر می‌گذارد. نام کاوشگر خورشیدی پارکر برگرفته از نام «یوجین پارکر» دانشمند امریکایی در رشته فیزیک نجومی است. . . . Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, @NASA ’s #ParkerSolarProbe launched from Florida Sunday, Aug. 12 to begin its journey to the #Sun , where it will undertake a landmark mission. The #spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the #star that makes life on Earth possible. . #SolarProbe #DeltaIV #DeltaIVHeavy #space #RocketLaunch #NASASocial #corona #science #heliophysics #rocket #ULA #Solar #Parker #liftoff
The ULA Delta IV Heavy just before it cleared the tower. One of the most powerful rockets ever built, the roar it produces is incredible, it shakes you to your core even from 3 miles away #solarprobe #deltaivheavy #ula #rocket #rocketlaunch #launchphotography #nasasocial #nasa #space #kennedyspacecenter #capecanaveral
I'm so beyond excited to be sharing this photo! What a way to be introduced to shooting rockets as a member of the press. Having my pad shots work successfully on my first shoot gives me an extra sense of pride as it validates my abilities as both a photographer and an engineer. The photographer in me nailed the exposure and composition. The engineer in me designed and built a system that withstood an unattended 36 hours of remaining powered up, withstanding Florida rainstorms, summer sun, humidity, and remained steady as 2.2 million lbs of thrust rumbled and scorched the earth a mere 300 ft away. The control circuit successfully activated my shutter as the engines ignited and fired off all the shots as the rocket ascended. I had no false shutter triggers in the 36 hours that the camera sat stagnant in the elements. What an experience this has all been! 📷✌️🚀🚀🚀 . . . #universetoday #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #ulalaunch #kennedyspacecenter #ksc #nasa #nasakennedy #nasasocial #deltaiv #deltaheavy #rocket #aerospace #engineering #rocketscience #technology #rocketsofinstagram #rocketlaunch #roamflorida #parkersolarprobe #space #science #floridaspacecoast #capecanaveral #florida_greatshots #floridaexplored #pureflorida #visitflorida #sonyalpha #sonya6000
The first signs of life from the @ulalaunch Delta IV Heavy rocket is a giant plume of 🔥which is excess hydrogen gas igniting after being purged. To anyone not suspecting it, it's easy to panic and believe that something has gone terribly wrong. It's essentially just a fire breather yawning and saying "good morning" at 3:31am August 12, 2018. #DELTAIVHEAVY #ParkerSolarProbe #NASASocial #rocket #fire @nasa
Launch of the #ParkerSolarProbe at 3:31 AM this morning at Cape Canaveral. The mission that began 60 years ago, will explore the surface of the sun. This is the fastest spacecraft ever made at 430,000 mph. #solarprobe #nasasocial #deltaivheavy http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/
Looking out from Lake Ponce De Leon in Twin Lakes, Georgia, the #parkersolarprobe can be seen as it launches from #NASA on Cape Canaveral- 220 miles away- on Sunday, August 12th at 3:36 A.M. While it may not be very much to look at from so far away, think about what you are actually seeing in this photo.... From our own backyards, we are looking at the first moments of a 7 year journey that will take man's modern technology gradually closer & closer in an orbit toward the sun- further toward our nearest star than anyone or anything has ever been in the history of man! This solar probe, built by #UnitedLaunchAlliance , will capture data that will answer questions that have stumped scientists for many decades & help us better understand how the sun works! On the closest approach, It will be only 4 million miles above the surface of the sun....that may sound far, but to put that in perspective, if the Earth and sun were at opposite ends of a football field, (with the Earth being 93 million miles away from the Sun) the Parker Solar Probe would be on the four-yard line nearest the sun during the closest approach! Once the job is complete, it won’t have enough fuel to return home- it will gradually be burned by the sun until the probe turns to dust. The stars look blurry because of the movement of the Earth during this very long exposure- over two minutes long! Stars typically begin to trail in long exposure shots over 35 seconds- sometimes less, depending on the length of the lens used. The distance, combined with the rocket's trajectory over the Atlantic Ocean, appeared to make a rainbow-shaped trail over the horizon when viewed over the course of the #longexposure . @jaygblanton #Nasasocial #astrophotography #nightphotography #landscapephotography #historyinphotos #thegeorgiaphotographyfanatic @thegeorgiaphotographyfanatic
At 3:31am the Parker Solar Probe launched atop a ULA Delta IV Heavy from Launch Complex 37. It is on track to the Sun by way of Venus at a max speed of 430,000 mph, at that speed you would travel from Washington DC to Philadelphia in less than a second. This 303 second exposure shows the entire first stage including booster separation, which is visible at the end of the trail as a a small flash followed by the thin streak of the lonely center engine. #SolarProbe #nasa #nasasocial #rocketlaunch #rocket #ula #deltaivheavy #space #longexposure
Eugene Parker, the astrophysicist who's namesake is now hurtling towards the Sun, spoke on Thursday to an excited crowd at KSC accompanied by Nikki Fox of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He correctly theorized the supersonic nature of solar wind and the spiral shape of the solar magnetic field that encapsulates the solar system, his contributions revolutionized our understanding of our home star. #nasasocial #solarprobe #nasa #space #astrophysics
It might be Magic.......
Godspeed #ParkerSolarProbe A @ulalaunch Delta IV Heavy rocket launches a @nasa probe with 2.1million pounds of thrust to "touch the sun" - Launch at 3:31am ET from Space Launch Complex 37. This heavy class rocket sent a $1.6billion solar probe, named after Dr. Eugene Parker for his work with solar physics, on a 7 year mission to study the sun and it's corona. This is the first spacecraft named after a living person. #NASASocial #SolarProbe #ParkerSolarProbe
The historic Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. #solarprobe #parkersolarprobe #nasasocial
You're looking at 2.1 million pounds of thrust! A @ulalaunch Delta IV Heavy rocket launches a @nasa probe to "touch the sun" - Launch at 3:31am ET from Space Launch Complex 37. This heavy class rocket sent a $1.6billion solar probe, named after Dr. Eugene Parker for his work with solar physics, on a 7 year mission to study the sun and it's corona. This is the first spacecraft named after a living person. #NASASocial #SolarProbe #ParkerSolarProbe
Just shot the launch of the Parker Solar probe flying to the sun this morning from the top of the VAB building at Cape Canaveral! I’m feeling very humbled 🙏🏻 I’m the second from the left 😜 multi-tasking!
A @ulalaunch Delta IV Heavy rocket launches a @nasa probe with 1.2million pounds of thrust to "touch the sun" - Launch at 3:31am ET from Space Launch Complex 37. This heavy class rocket sent a $1.6billion solar probe, named after Dr. Eugene Parker for his work with solar physics, on a 7 year mission to study the sun and it's corona. This is the first spacecraft named after a living person. #NASASocial #SolarProbe #ParkerSolarProbe
A @ulalaunch Delta IV Heavy rocket launches a @nasa probe with 1.2million pounds of thrust to "touch the sun" - Launch at 3:31am ET from Space Launch Complex 37. This heavy class rocket sent a $1.6billion solar probe, named after Dr. Eugene Parker for his work with solar physics, on a 7 year mission to study the sun and it's corona. This is the first spacecraft named after a living person. #NASASocial #SolarProbe #ParkerSolarProbe
Don't think I've had a more surreal experience than getting to watch the Delta IV Heavy rocket launch while standing atop the VAB. What a phenomenal experience and launch. Congrats to all the hard-working folks at @ulalaunch on a successful mission! ✌️🚀 . . . #unitedlaunchalliance #ula #universetoday #parkersolarprobe #rocket #rocketlaunch #space #spacecoastfl #nasasocial #kennedyspacecenter #nasa #longexposure #longexposure_shots #universetoday #longexposhots #longexposure_world #color_captures #sky_captures #sky_brilliance #night_shooterz #florida_greatshots #aroundorlando #ig_killerz #amazing_longexpo #mars #roamflorida #exploreflorida #pureflorida #sonya6000
This. Was. EPIC. Thank you to everyone at #NASASocial for letting us get so dang close to this amazing rocket as it blasted off toward the sun 🚀☀️ It was unlike anything I’ve felt before. The experience of seeing this in person will stay with me for a lifetime. 🙌🏻 Congratulations to @nasa @ulalaunch @nasakennedy and all the heliophysicists geeking out right now!! ✨ #SolarProbe
Sailing towards the sun. The Parker Solar Probe launch did not disappoint, I headed towards Melbourne beach to the infamous sailboat “Kuki” that washed ashore to catch the launch. . . . . . #nikon #photography #D3300 #321 #brevard #spacecoast #photooftheday #instagood #florida #longexposure #launch #PSP #ParkerSolarProbe #NASA #NASASocial #Astrophotography
The Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in history. Its data promises to crack longstanding mysteries about the Sun's behaviour. It is the first space craft to be named after a living person - solar physicist Eugene Parker, 91, who first described solar wind in 1958. "Wow, here we go! We're in for some learning over the next several years," he said as he watched the lift-off. The Delta-IV Heavy rocket - which was carrying the probe - launched at 03:31 local time (07:31 GMT). The probe aims to dip directly into our star's outer atmosphere, or corona. It is travelling on board the Delta-IV Heavy rocket, which will hurl the probe into the inner Solar System. The probe will zip past Venus in six weeks and make a first rendezvous with the Sun a further six weeks after that. Over the course of seven years, Parker will make 24 loops around our star to study the physics of the corona, the place where much of the important activity that affects the Earth seems to originate. The probe will dip inside this tenuous atmosphere, sampling conditions, and getting to just 6.16 million km (3.83 million miles) from the Sun's broiling "surface". "I realise that might not sound that close, but imagine the Sun and the Earth were a metre apart. Parker Solar Probe would be just 4cm away from the Sun," explained Dr Nicky Fox, the British-born project scientist who is affiliated to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. "We'll also be the fastest human-made object ever, travelling around the Sun at speeds of up to 690,000km/h (430,000mph) - New York to Tokyo in under a minute!" #nasa #nasasocial #science #sciencetech #nasatechnology #sun #star #orbit #orbital #parkerprobe #parkersolarprobe #parkersolarprobespacecraft
I have no words to describe what this looks and feels like in person. No video can capture it. One of the most emotional & beautiful things my nerd heart has ever witnessed 😭😭😭😭😍🚀☀️ Thank you @NASA & #NASAsocial for the front row seat 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️👈 #SolarProbe
Up, up, and away! 🚀 The #ParkerSolarProbe is on its way to investigate the sun! #solarprobe #nasasocial
Lift off! Nasa launches the Parker Solar Probe on its mission to 'touch' the #Sun #ParkerSolarProbe #SolarProbe #NASA #NASASocial #sol #lançamento
Made some GIFS for @nasa. So cool. Ps: can’t wait for #parkersolarprobe to launch in t-minus 3 hours 🚀 𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙖 𝙅𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙚© ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - @nasa #nasa #nasasocial #nasa 🚀
We met a father and son from England who are seeing there second launch in about a week. #solarprobe #nasasocial #spacecoast #parkersolarprobe
A family of photographers are awaiting the launch 🚀 of the #ParkerSolarProbe . The window for launch opens at 3:31 a.m., one day after the first try for this historic 60-year mission was scrubbed. #NASA #solarprobe #nasasocial
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