NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks

April 17, 2015 8:53 AM

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NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks

After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system’s innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.

NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, which was launched in 2004, will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, the US space agency said.

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