03.28.11 - On March 29, 2011, the Mercury Dual Imaging System will be powered on and will take its first images.
03.18.11 - Data from its first three days in orbit about Mercury have confirmed the initial assessment of the spacecraft team that MESSENGER is in its intended orbit and operating nominally.
03.09.11 - On March 17, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will execute a 15-minute maneuver that will place it into orbit about Mercury, making it the first craft ever to do so, and initiating a one-year science campaign to understand the innermost planet.
03.09.11 - 2011 promises to be a historic year for the MESSENGER mission and for the exploration of the Solar System.
02.18.11 - The MESSENGER spacecraft has captured the first portrait of our Solar System from the inside looking out. Comprised of 34 images, the mosaic provides a complement to the Solar System portrait – that one from the outside looking in – taken by Voyager 1 in 1990.
03.10.11 - After more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system, NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft will move into orbit around Mercury on March 17.
Here comes Mercury! On Mar. 16 NASA experts will answer your questions about the MESSENGER mission via live Web chat.
09.01.10 - Mercury's exosphere is a place of amazing activity that can tell astronomers a lot about the planet's surface and environment.