Parker Solar Probe: First spacecraft to “touch” the sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018 aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket. The Parker Solar Probe’s mission is to study the sun in detail. The revolutionary solar probe became the first spacecraft to “touch” the sun when it swooped inside the sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, during its eighth … Read more

Ground-based rover’s touch shared with astronaut in space

Enabling & Support 04/21/2022 456 views 16 likes If man’s best friend is a dog, then in the future astronauts’ closest companions might well be rovers. A technique allowing astronauts in orbit to control rovers exploring planetary surfaces has been developed by a research team from ESA, the German Aerospace Center DLR and European academia … Read more