Wrapped and Ready for Transport

Posted on 2017-11-03 12:29:18

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe – shown in protective bagging to prevent contamination, and mounted on a rotating pedestal – is getting ready for its trip from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to Goddard Space Flight Center to continue environmental testing. Loaded vertically into a special shipping container, the spacecraft is being rotated into a horizontal position for transport.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman
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