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  • MESSENGER Cleared to Build Spacecraft (March 29, 2002)
    MESSENGER took a big step toward its scheduled March 2004 launch recently when the project received approval to start building the spacecraft and scientific instruments. [more]

  • NASA Gives Official Nod to First Mercury Orbiter (June 7, 2001)
    NASA has given MESSENGER the go-ahead to move into full-scale mission development — setting up the first trip to the sun’s closest neighbor in more than a generation. [more] [NASA release]

  • AAAS Science Update audio file: Mercury Mission (June 14, 2000)
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  • NASA SELECTS MESSENGER (July 1999)


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