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NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to ‘touch Sun’

by Kerry Sheridan Agence France-Presse TAMPA, United States (AFP) NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity s first mission to explore a star. The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Saturday. The 65-minute launch window opens at 3:33 am (0733 GMT), and the weather forecast is [ ]

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