NASA Plans to Visit the Sun
June 10, 2008: For more than 400 years, astronomers have studied the sun from afar. Now NASA has decided to go there.
"We are going to visit a living, breathing star for the first time," says program scientist Lika Guhathakurta of NASA Headquarters. "This is an unexplored region of the solar system and the possibilities for discovery are off the charts." [...]
But don't worry. The zillion dollar probe won't burn up. NASA will launch the Solar Probe+ at night.