Since the last few days, I have been seeing Instagram stories and Whatsapp statuses with a SUMMER HOT TICKET/Participation certificate which carries one’s name to the Sun. Actually, NASA is sending people’s names with the PARKER SOLAR PROBE (named after physicist Eugene Parker) which is supposed to probe the outer corona of the Sun. It’s set to launch towards the Sun this July.
During its closest approach (just 3.83 million miles), the Parker Solar Probe will be traveling at a blistering 450,000 (125 miles per second) miles per hour!
The procedure to get your name sent is pretty simple. All one needs to do is visit this link and fill out a form. Your name will be added to a microchip which will carried by the probe towards the Sun. Cool, right?
Importantly, the last date for this is probably 27th April 2018. So hurry up!