The spacecraft is scheduled to launch on July 31 aboard a Delta IV rocket, but the launch window will be from July 31st to August 19th 2018 from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth. (This is so exciting because I love observing the Sun)
To find out more about this amazing mission to the Sun please go to the mission website at: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu
The spacecraft, designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and managed by NASA, will fly around Venus seven times to get itself into orbit around the Sun in December 2024.
So what are you waiting for, this will be the closest you’ll ever get to our living Star, the Sun.
So have some fun and get yourself a ticket so your name can come along for the ride...I did :-)