The first launch attempt on Saturday was postponed at the last minute due to technical problem related to a helium gas sensor on the rocket.
The rocket sets a number of records. Nothing from planet Earth has ever gone that fast. The PSP successfully launched on Sunday and will be orbiting the Sun by November. But an 8-foot-wide heat shield out front - only 4.5 inches thick - should keep the probe's electronics safe at room temperature.
One of those watching the historic moment was Dr Eugene Parker, the now 91-year-old scientist who first suggested the possibility of solar winds in 1958 and who the craft is named after. The corona holds the answers to many of scientists' outstanding questions about the Sun's activity and processes.
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"This could be from hydrogen particles beyond the solar system interacting with the furthest reaches of the solar wind, creating what appears to be a boundary in the distance, according to the paper published this week in Geophysical Research Letters".
This is the first time Nasa has named a spacecraft after a living person.
The mission, which hopes to uncover the Sun's mysteries, will accumulate a gamut of data about its structure and magnetic and electric fields, as well as the energetic particles cruising near and away from Earth's star.
I guess we'll have to wait and see what they come back with.
The probe is protected by heat shields capable of withstanding temperatures up to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit, and it will complete 24 orbits of the sun by 2025, reaching speeds up to 430,000 miles per hour.
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"The only way we can do that is to finally go up and touch the sun", said project scientist Nicola Fox of Johns Hopkins University.
It was the first rocket launch ever witnessed by Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. Now, with the help of cutting-edge thermal technology that can protect the mission on its risky journey, the spacecraft's four instrument suites will study magnetic fields, plasma and energetic particles, and image the solar wind.
"I really have to turn from biting my nails in getting it launched, to thinking about all the interesting things which I don't know yet and which will be made clear, I assume, over the next five or six or seven years", Parker said on NASA TV.
Yanping Guo, who designed the mission trajectory, said: "The launch energy to reach the Sun is 55 times that required to get to Mars, and two times that needed to get to Pluto".
As he watched the spacecraft fly into the sky, Parker joked: "I'll bet you 10 bucks it works".
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