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Video: This is why NASA’s Solar Probe will stay intact when it reaches the sun

By Faye Oney / July 25, 2018

NASA Goddard will launch its Parker Solar Probe in early August on a mission to study the mysteries of the sun. Watch today’s video to learn how engineers have designed the Solar Probe to withstand the sun’s intense heat.

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Glass cockpit aboard NASA’s Orion spacecraft sets the course for future space travel

By April Gocha / December 16, 2014

The Orion spacecraft, once ready for its human companions, will eventually be equipped with a glass cockpit control system, according to NASA.

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Proposal for new space heat shield

By / June 22, 2009

As NASA and other space agencies send space vehicles on missions that bring them closer and closer to the sun, one problem is finding improved heat shields. Recently, a group from Johns Hopkins University announced it has some innovations to offer for near-solar environments, using a shield with an alumina optical surface. Their research is…

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