Just 9 days to go until MESSENGER inserts itself into permanent orbit around Planet Mercury, the last of the 8 planets we've explored in detail. I must admit this Science geek is totally excited, and I must caution patience, to myself! But it's hard.
Anyway, you can see the excitement quite well in the following video from The American Museum of Natural History in the faces and talks of the Pros responsible for this wonderful mission, and that was just on the 1st of 3 flybys I believe.
I imagine the news of this will be everywhere, and if they can postpone votes on UNfunding or pushing back funds for Europa/Jupiter, or time it well, it may have an effect of that future probe's being commissioned as originally planned. Oh well, we'll see.