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Delaying Death: Mercury Spacecraft Firing Engines To Stay Up Until 2015 - Universe Today
Don’t take these spectacular Mercury images (below the jump) for granted. Three weeks ago, NASA’s orbiting Mercury spacecraft did an engine fire to boost its altitude above the hothouse planet. Another one is scheduled for January. But all this will do is delay the end of the long-running mission — the first one to orbit … Continue reading "Delaying Death: Mercury Spacecraft Firing Engines To Stay Up Until 2015"