The Parker Solar Probe Heat Shield

Betsy Congdon, a graduate student in the Hemker lab and an engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), is the lead thermal engineer for the heat shield on the Parker Solar Probe. Learn more about the probe and her work by reading the following article: Traveling to the sun: Why won’t the Parker Solar Probe melt?

Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL (See the full animation in the linked article)

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