Design a Spacecraft to Explore Mercury

Mission to MercuryNASA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have teamed up to create a website for students in support of the MESSENGER mission to Mercury. In the Make a Mission module, students design a spacecraft capable of completing several mission goals as it explores the planet closest to the sun.

NASA Explorer Schools educators may want to consider using this website in conjunction with the NES module MESSENGER: Staying Cool — My Angle on Cooling — Effects of Distance and Inclination.