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NEAR Shoemaker's Historic Landing On Eros Exceeds Science, Engineering Expectations

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February 15, 2001
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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft's historic soft landing on asteroid 433 Eros Feb. 12 turned out to be a mission planner's dream - providing NEAR team members with more scientific and engineering information than they ever expected from the carefully designed series of descent maneuvers.

The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft's historic soft landing on asteroid 433 Eros Feb. 12 turned out to be a mission planner's dream - providing NEAR team members with more scientific and engineering information than they ever expected from the carefully designed series of descent maneuvers.


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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. "NEAR Shoemaker's Historic Landing On Eros Exceeds Science, Engineering Expectations." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 February 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010215074809.htm>.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. (2001, February 15). NEAR Shoemaker's Historic Landing On Eros Exceeds Science, Engineering Expectations. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010215074809.htm
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. "NEAR Shoemaker's Historic Landing On Eros Exceeds Science, Engineering Expectations." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010215074809.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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