NASA signs on for mission to Mercury; craft to arrive in 2022

June 21, 2013 2:10 PM

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NASA signs on for mission to Mercury; craft to arrive in 2022

NASA has signed on to a mission to explore Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden inked the agreement to join the BepiColombo mission Thursday in Rome. The mission is already being built and tested by the European Space Agency. Enrico Saggese, president of the Italian Space Agency, also signed the memorandum of understanding.

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