Ever wondered how you get ready to send a spacecraft to the Sun? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the moments leading up to launch of Parker Solar Probe.

Read more about this historic mission to touch the Sun at nasa.gov/parker.

Today NASA Sun & JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)#ParkerSolarProbe is zipping through her third closest approach (perihelion) of the Sun. To celebrate here’s a look back at a nice featurette on the count-down to T-Zero. Happy memories of the awesome team who made this a reality

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