NASA has sent spacecraft to every planet in our solar system, including some moons and other celestial objects. But next summer the American space agency will send a ship somewhere it never has before: The Sun.
The Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to “touch” the sun. The spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel directly into the sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from our star’s surface. Launch is slated for summer 2018. learn more in the cool NASA video below.