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Building A Probe That Will Survive A Trip To The Sun | Maddie About Science

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The Parker Solar Probe is going to go closer to the sun than any spacecraft has come before. It will take seven years to fly 93 million miles to reach the suns corona, its outermost atmosphere. The probe will withstand temperatures up to 2,500 F as it gathers data about how energy and heat travel through the corona and whats up with solar wind. We meet the engineer whose work on the heat shield will protect the probe from being burnt to a crisp as it makes history.

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Credits:
Host: Maddie Sofia
Producers: Becky Harlan, Maia Stern
Editor: Maia Stern
Animator: Marcie LaCerte
Supervising Editor: Ben de la Cruz, Nick Michael
Managing Editor: Becky Lettenberger
Executive Producers: Keith Jenkins, Andrea Kissack
Media: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, NASA
Special Thanks: Joe Palca

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