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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Messenger mission’

CU-Boulder space scientists ready for orbital

  NASA’s MESSENGER mission, launched in 2004, is slated to slide into Mercury’s orbit March 17 after a harrowing 4.7 billion mile journey that involved 15 loops around the sun and will bring relief and renewed excitement to the University of Colorado Boulder team that designed and a built an $8.7 million instrument onboard. “In 2004, this milestone seemed like it was a long, long way away,” said Senior Research Associate William McClintock, a mission co-investigator from ... Full Story

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