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jumbofrank

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Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:26:25 pm »
Be a part of the first mission to touch the Sun!

Submit your name and it will be included in a memory card that will fly aboard the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft.

Come with us as we plunge through the Sun's atmosphere, 7-8 times closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions—and ultimately providing humanity with the first-ever close-up view of a star.

My name will be on it. That's the closest I'll ever come to visiting a star. At it's closest approach to the sun, while the front of Parker Solar Probe's solar shield faces temperatures approaching 1,400° Celsius, about 2,550 degrees Fahrenheit, the spacecraft's payload will be near room temperature. And it will be going ~450,000 miles per hour (~125 miles per second) at the time.

http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Show-Article.php?articleID=70

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Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:26:25 pm »

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Re: Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 01:19:17 pm »
If I wanted to burn money I would go buy hickory chips for the smoker.
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 01:36:26 pm »
If I wanted to burn money I would go buy hickory chips for the smoker.

???  I'm not burning any money.
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Re: Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 02:20:38 pm »
Q:  But, how you gonna avoid burning up?

A:  We'll go at night! ;) 8) :o


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Re: Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 11:47:59 pm »
Q:  But, how you gonna avoid burning up?

A:  We'll go at night! ;) 8) :o


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Or during an eclipse.  ;D
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Re: Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 06:30:11 am »
Can't we just go around to the dark side?
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Re: Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 05:26:22 pm »
 :D
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Re: Are you ready for a trip to the sun?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 05:56:56 pm »
Q:  But, how you gonna avoid burning up?

A:  We'll go at night! ;) 8) :o


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