The countdown to launch a historic space mission to the sun is on.

On Saturday, NASA plans to send the Parker Solar Probe up from Cape Canaveral Florida atop one of the largest rockets in the world.

The Space Agency says the probe will travel up to 430,000 mph and have to withstand temperatures near 2,500 degrees.

In the above interview, NASA geophysicist Dr. Alex Young tells our Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons about the mission.