LOCAL SPACE NEWS: NASA's "Going Solar" Next Year

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The Solar Probe Plus, which has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe (in honor of astrophysicist Eugene Parker, who predicted the existence of the solar wind), will launch in the summer of 2018 to explore the sun's outer atmosphere.  The ambitious $1.5-billion Parker Solar Probe mission is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center on July 31st, 2018.

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