Parker Solar Probe Mission Trailer (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the Sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. Launching in 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and may make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that affect life on Earth. Download in HD: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12728 Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins APL Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.