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Overview of MESSENGER Spacecraft’s Impact Region on Mercury

On April 30th, this region of Mercury's surface will have a new crater! Traveling at 3.91 kilometers per second (over 8,700 miles per hour), the MESSENGER spacecraft will collide with Mercury's surface, creating a crater estimated to be 16 meters (52 feet) in diameter. via NASA http://ift.tt/1IrJm3c Amazing.

April 29, 1990, Shuttle Discovery Lands Following Hubble Deployment Mission

On April 29, 1990, the Space Shuttle Discovery approaches for landing on a concrete runway at Edwards Air Force Base to complete a highly successful five-day mission during which the Hubble Space Telescope was released into orbit. via NASA http://ift.tt/1FxFQn9 Amazing.

Astronaut Scott Kelly Speaks at Shuttle Enterprise Dedication Ceremony

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly delivers remarks from onboard the International Space Station during the Space Shuttle Enterprise dedication ceremony Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Enterprise was dedicated to the fallen crews who gave their lives in pursuit of space exploration. via NASA http://ift.tt/1JOwG4D Amazing.