Tag Archives: Mercury

Ariane 5 to Launch BepiColombo to Mercury

  Images credit & copyright: Arianespace. Launch Alert! Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 01:45 UTC (21:45 EDT & 18:45 PDT on the 19th) Arianespace will launch their massive Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA245 carrying the BepiColombo spacecrafts on a … Continue reading

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Happy 60th Birthday NASA!

Images credit: NASA. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) began its life on March 3, 1915. Its logo; a circular seal depicting the Wright Brothers fist flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Eventually that evolved into the familiar yellow … Continue reading

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Mercury Transits the Sun on May 9

Image Credit & Copyright: ESA/NASA/SOHO of the 2006 Mercury transit. Don’t feel like waiting until 2117 until the next transit of Venus? Well I can’t help ya there but on Monday, May 9, 2016 the first planet, Mercury (Apollo or … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to an American Legend; John Glenn

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA. John Herschel Glenn Jr was born on July 18, 1921 and grew up in the town of New Concord, Ohio which at the time boasted a population of 2,650. On December 7, 1941 like those … Continue reading

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The Messenger Must Die!

Image & Illustration Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. With the burn up of Venus Express in late 2014-early 2015, one of our two eyes to the inferior (inner) planets was extinguished. Unfortunately, it seems that this week, by the end of … Continue reading

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THE END IS NEAR FOR THE MESSENGER

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. With the burn up of Venus Express in late 2014-early 2015, one of our two eyes to the inferior (inner) planets was extinguished. Unfortunately, it seems that in early 2015, after nearly 11 years in … Continue reading

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THE DAY THE EARTH SMILED – AT MERCURY?!

THE DAY THE EARTH SMILED – AT MERCURY?! Photo By: NASA Mercury Messenger Spacecraft. Shown at the bottom of the photo is an illustration of the relative positions of the Earth and Moon as Messenger viewed them (Links below). As … Continue reading

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