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NASA just successfully launched the fastest spacecraft in history in a $1.5 billion attempt to 'touch the sun'

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NASA launched its Parker Solar Probe on Sunday morning.
A Saturday launch attempt was delayed due to a technical glitch.
The Parker Solar Probe will have to travel about 430,000 mph and use a high-tech heat shield to survive the trip.
The probe is designed to study the sun's ultra-hot outer atmosphere, called the corona , among other mysteries of our star.
The mission may help scientists predict space weather events that can wreak havoc on Earth.
We have lift off. NASA's much-anticipated Parker Solar Probe - a spacecraft which it is said will "touch" the sun - has been...
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