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NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury



 
 
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Old March 18th 11, 07:37 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Sam Wormley[_2_]
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Default NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury

NASA Science News for March 18, 2011

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury
at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on March 17th. This marks the first time a
spacecraft has orbited the solar system's innermost planet.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news..._orbitmercury/
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Old March 18th 11, 12:10 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury

On Mar 17, 11:37 pm, Sam Wormley wrote:
NASA Science News for March 18, 2011

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury
at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on March 17th. This marks the first time a
spacecraft has orbited the solar system's innermost planet.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...11/18mar_orbit...


Congrads to NASA and America!!
Ken
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Old March 18th 11, 02:08 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury

On 18/03/2011 06:37, Sam Wormley wrote:
NASA Science News for March 18, 2011

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury
at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on March 17th. This marks the first time a
spacecraft has orbited the solar system's innermost planet.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news..._orbitmercury/

Great news. Fingers crossed that all the heat protection systems
operate properly. Looking forward to some interesting data from this
probe. I suspect there's a fair chance of finding sites associated with
impacted comets, for instance.
--
Rob
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Old March 18th 11, 04:02 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Too_Many_Tools
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Default NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury

On Mar 18, 1:37*am, Sam Wormley wrote:
NASA Science News for March 18, 2011

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury
at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on March 17th. This marks the first time a
spacecraft has orbited the solar system's innermost planet.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...11/18mar_orbit...


Very impressive effort.

Thanks for posting it.

TMT
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Old March 18th 11, 06:28 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
oriel36[_2_]
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Default NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury

On Mar 18, 7:37*am, Sam Wormley wrote:
NASA Science News for March 18, 2011

NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury
at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on March 17th. This marks the first time a
spacecraft has orbited the solar system's innermost planet.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...11/18mar_orbit...


When NASA discovers the Earth is round and rotating with an equatorial
circumference of 24901.5 miles and turning at rate of 15 degrees or
1037.5 miles per hour then they can begin to present themselves as as
astronomical organization and while a satellite is an engineering
feat,people do like to know what the basic planetary facts surrounding
a round and rotating Earth are.,as an organization,represent knowledge
and all that is good about the celestial and terrestrial arenas and
where they mesh.

No point being a third rate organization when they can lead the way
out of a mess like no other for then and only then can they

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Old March 18th 11, 08:04 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Chris.B[_2_]
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Default NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury

On Mar 18, 6:28*pm, a complete unknown raved:

only then can they


Dugh?

Ironic indeed that you would fail the entrance exam to become a
cleaner in NASA's least important, basement, toilet cubicle.
 




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