A NASA Discovery mission to conduct the first orbital study of the innermost planet
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MESSENGER: Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the MESSENGER FAQ page! We hope to be able to answer your questions about:

The Mission: Basic information about the MESSENGER mission

The Journey: Technological challenges of the mission, including the spacecraft’s trajectory and orbit

The Planet: General information about Mercury

The Science: Questions that the mission hopes to answer

Teaching with MEMS: Questions about implementing the MESSENGER Education Modules in the K-12 classroom