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    1. Today in Space! Aug. 3, 2004: MESSENGER Spacecraft Launches to Mercury
      Thu Aug 3 06:30:00 2017
      Find out what happened on Aug. 3, 2004, when NASA launched the MESSENGER spacecraft on a historic first mission to orbit the planet Mercury. [...]
    2. Scientists Will Soar for Total Solar Eclipse Study of the Sun and Mercury
      Sun Jul 30 07:33:00 2017
      Scientists are taking to the skies to chase the shadow of the moon and study the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 from the unique vantage point of two retrofitted WB-57F jets. [...]
    3. Mercury as Revealed by MESSENGER
      Sun Jul 23 05:14:56 2017
      Mercury had never been seen like this before. In 2008, the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft buzzed past Mercury for the second time and imaged terrain mapped previously only by comparatively crude radar. The featured image was recorded as MESSENGER looke[...]
    4. Butterfly Craters on Mars, Mercury, Moon Reveal Similarities and Differences
      Tue May 30 06:20:00 2017
      Detailed surveys of "butterfly craters" and other elongated impacts on Mars, Mercury and the moon reveal the features similarities, providing insights into whats going on beneath the surface on these worlds. [...]
    5. Behind the Scenes: Inside Astronaut Scott Carpenters 1962 Mercury Flight Photos
      Wed May 24 04:00:00 2017
      The second American to orbit the Earth, Scott Carpenter, blasted off on May 24, 1962 and made three trips around the planet before he accidentally landed off-course. See archival NASA photos of the historic mission in this photo gallery. [...]
    6. Faith 7: Gordon Coopers 1963 Mercury-Atlas 9 Launch in Pictures
      Mon May 15 04:00:00 2017
      On May 15, 1963 NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper launched into space on the Faith 7 mission in his Mercury space capsule. See photos from Coopers historic flight here. [...]
    7. Building Project Mercury: Test Flight Photos of NASAs First Spaceship
      Sun May 7 08:24:00 2017
      The Mercury space capsule was the first American spacecraft built to carry astronauts. See photos of the space capsules development leading up to the crewed flights in 1961 and beyond. [...]
    8. Mercury Redstone 3: Photos from Alan Shepards Freedom 7 Spaceflight
      Sun May 7 08:00:00 2017
      On May 5, 1961, NASA launched the Mercury Redstone 3 rocket to make Alan Shepard the first American in space on the historic Freedom 7 mission. See some amazing vintage photos from the from the historic mission here. [...]
    9. The Mercury 7 Astronauts: NASAs First Space Travelers
      Sat May 6 06:18:00 2017
      The Mercury program launched the first Americans into space, four on suborbital flights, and two who orbited the Earth. [...]
    10. What is the Average Surface Temperature of Mercury?
      Mon Apr 24 15:55:10 2017
      Because of its extremely eccentric orbit, slow rotation, and lack of an atmosphere, Mercury experiences extreme variations in surface temperature. The post What is the Average Surface Temperature of Mercury? appeared first on Universe Today . [...]

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