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Team members move the MESSENGER spacecraft, wrapped in protective film, out of its temporary clean room March 9 at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., toward the large moving van that will carry it to Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., site of its scheduled July 2004 launch toward the first study of the planet Mercury from orbit.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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