mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Messenger Leaving for Mercury!

In just about four hours, the Messenger spacecraft will be launched on its mission to explore the planet Mercury. You can find more information here:

And if you're awake at 2:16 AM EDT and want to watch the launch, the webcam is here:

(As I post this, we're getting views of the Boeing Delta II rocket, waiting on the pad.)

Mark your calendars -- it will reach the planet Mercury in March 2011. (The odd thing is that with my Palm device, I can actually do this now...)

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