Moving Day: Parker Solar Probe Travels from APL to NASA Goddard

  • Released Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:47PM
  • ID: 12813

How do you prepare to move the first spacecraft to touch the Sun? Same way you would move anything else: carefully wrap it, pack it in a large container, and perform a nitrogen purge.

On Monday, November 6, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft traveled from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where the spacecraft was designed and built, to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland - a short drive that still takes a lot of preparation.

Come behind the scenes as Parker Solar Probe is carefully wrapped, packed, and transported to Goddard, where it will undergo extreme environmental testing that will ensure it’s ready for its mission to unlock the mysteries of our Sun.

Video credit: APL


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