NASA launches a historic mission to the sun

<pre><pre>NASA launches a historic mission to the sun

NASA launches a historical investigation to "touch the sun."

NASA has launched its $ 1.5 billion spacecraft designed to "touch the Sun."

"Three, two, one and take off!" said a NASA commentator as the Parker Solar probe soared into the sky aboard a Delta IV-Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 3:31 a.m. (0731 GMT).

NASA described it as a historic mission to protect Earth because it will reveal the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

The planned takeoff yesterday was delayed when a red flag appeared during the final checks.

More to come.

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