#89713. Asked by TWOBITS3. (Dec 11 07 11:59 AM)
There is currently no way for a person to travel to Mercury. One problem is areas of Mercury can be as hot as 800° F during the day and -275° by night.
'The Complete Book of Our Solar System Grade 3'
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) are cooperating to send a pair of probes called BepiColombo to explore Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun.
European engineers say the mission will be one of the most challenging long-term planetary projects because Mercury orbits very close to the Sun. That makes it difficult for a spacecraft to travel there. Mercury also is difficult to observe from a distance.
America's first manned space program was Project Mercury. Seven pilots were selected to participate in what was, at the time, the most dangerous enterprise ever known to man. Let's see what you know about these seven men and the Mercury Program.
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