Yes, NASA is working on sending instruments
and probes to the sun. It's no place for
astronauts given the heat, at least not yet.
Space suits and materials for space equipment
are constantly becoming more advanced. Fields
of research including Materials Science and
Engineering as well as Astronautical and Space
Engineering work on producing materials that can
withstand all kinds of harsh conditions that you
might find in space including extreme cold,
extreme heat, ultraviolet light irradiation, high
and low pressures, and impact from space debris.
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