Cool Science Radio - Dr. Eric Christian, Senior Research Scientist at NASA on the Parker Solar Probe

Jul 19, 2018

Joining Cool Science Radio from NASA Goddard Space Center is Dr. Eric Christian, the Deputy Principal Investigator for the instrumentation package that will be on the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft that will launch in early August. The Parker Solar Probe Mission will fly closer to the Sun than any human-made object has ever gone. A mission 60 years in the making, Parker Solar Probe will make an historic journey to the sun's corona, a region of the solar atmosphere. With the help of its revolutionary heat shield, the spacecraft’s orbit will carry it to within four million miles of the Sun's fiercely hot surface, where it will collect unprecedented data about the inner workings of the corona.