MESSENGER Prepares For Orbit

MESSENGER Primed for Mercury Orbit

"After more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system and six planetary flybys, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will move into orbit around Mercury on at around 9 p.m. EDT on March 17, 2011. The durable spacecraft -- carrying seven science instruments and fortified against the blistering environs near the Sun -- will be the first to orbit the innermost planet."

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