NASA’s Historic 1.5 Billion Parker Solar Probe Launch Plotagraphed
Rocket Launch and Space Photographer, Erik Kuna, captured the 43,000 mph departure of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe at 3:31 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 12. The record speed launch of the mammoth vehicle can be seen in a baffling close up shot, that appears to be moving like a live video in slow motion. As NASA’s $1.5 billion vessel shoots through space, it will reach a speed of 430,000 mph (692,000 kph), setting a new record for the fastest man-made object in history. However, this historic moment has not left Earth entirely, along with the Parker Solar Probe. Erik Kuna’s capture of world’s first ever mission to “touch the sun”, is brought to life thanks to the hypnotizing looping effect called “Plotagraph”.