Parker Solar Probe Sits Atop Delta IV Heavy – Av Week 1st Place Space

The #ParkerSolarProbe sits on top a Delta IV Heavy #rocket🚀 at Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (August 2018). This photo, shot by #JHUAPL‘s own Ed Whitman, won first place in the #space category in the 2018 Aviation Week Photo Contest! 🎉

The Parker Solar Probe – designed, built, and operated for #NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory – became the fastest human-made object ever on Oct. 29, when it reached a speed of 153,454 miles per hour. http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/ — with NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration.