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CAPE CANAVERAL – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force station on its historic mission to the Sun.
The probe lit up the night sky as it blasted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT.
The article goes on to state the following:
Carried by a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, Parker lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 37. The launch had intially been scheduled for early Saturday, but last-minute technical glitches ate away at the launch window, prompting a 24-hour delay.
The $1.5 billion mission will take humanity closer to the Sun than ever before. Parker will be the first spacecraft to fly through the Sun’s corona, the outermost part of the star’s atmosphere. It is expected to reach the Sun in November.
The article continues:
“It was a really clean launch,” Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, told reporters. “It took off like it should.”
“Everything was exactly like we thought it would be – it really was textbook,” he added.
— NASA (@NASA) August 12, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2018
— James Rogers (@jamesjrogers) August 12, 2018
— Robin Seemangal (@nova_road) August 12, 2018
Parker #SolarProbe successfully launched and is on its way to the Sun! I’m grateful to our many partners who made today’s launch a success! Thank you to @ToryBruno, @ULAlaunch, @NASAGoddard, @NASAKennedy, @NASA_LSP and countless others for your hard work. https://t.co/96QfsMHdgu
— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) August 12, 2018
Our second attempt to launch Parker #SolarProbe will happen on #SunDay, Aug. 12 at 3:31 a.m. EDT / 12:31 a.m. PDT. 🚀☀️ Set your alarm and tune in on https://t.co/U8T7pZaI5r! pic.twitter.com/pmpKkikUtj
— NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun) August 11, 2018
At 3:31 a.m. E.T.,Sunday, a @ulalaunch #DeltaIV Heavy rocket lifts off from complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air force Station carrying the Parker #SolarProbe. #science #florida pic.twitter.com/cCtOGQQh95
— Red Huber (@RedHuber) August 12, 2018
LAUNCH! ULA Delta IV-Heavy launches with Parker Solar Probe! About to become the fastest human-built spacecraft in history! pic.twitter.com/iJhUzxj6bI
— Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) August 12, 2018
— Johns Hopkins APL (@JHUAPL) August 12, 2018
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