NASA spacecraft is orbiting massive asteroid

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July 18, 2011
ABC News    
Posted in News

"NASA's Dawn spacecraft was captured into orbit around the massive asteroid Vesta after a 1.7 billion-mile journey and is preparing to begin a study of a surface that may date to the earliest era of the solar system, the space agency said Monday. The entry into orbit occurred while the spacecraft's antenna was pointed away from Earth, so mission controllers had to wait for Dawn to re-establish contact to confirm its success." (07/19/11)  


  • MamaLiberty

    I'd love it if the first thing the camera sees is a sign:

    Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.

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