Running out of gas and time. After orbiting the planet Mercury for the past three years, the Messenger Spacecraft–built here in Maryland–is headed for a crash landing.
A world of fire and ice. It turns out the planet Mercury has both.
Spacecraft built by Maryland scientists is the one and only vehicle orbiting the planet Mercury.
A first for the American space program, and Johns Hopkins University plays a critical role. Together with NASA, its applied physics lab attempted to put the first spacecraft into Mercury’s orbit.