While most of the Western Hemisphere slept, an APL-built spacecraft prepared to make history

In the wee hours of the morning Sunday, Parker Solar Probe launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Lifting off at 3:31 a.m. aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket, the APL-built spacecraft began its historic journey to the sun, where it will record data and take measurements to help explain the mysteries of Earth's closest star. Read more at The Hub