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a very long time.

average speed of the space shuttle orbiting the earth is around 17,000 miles per hour.
the distance from earth to Mercury is about 43,000,000 miles.
so traveling at 17,000 mph it would take about 2,529 hours or about 105 days to get to mercury.

I might be wrong.

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