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NEAR Shoemaker Gets New Lease On Life At Home On Asteroid

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February 16, 2001
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NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft, the first spacecraft to touch down and operate on the surface of an asteroid, will not be immediately shut down after all, NASA officials announced.

February 15, 2001 -- NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft, the first spacecraft to touch down and operate on the surface of an asteroid, will not be immediately shut down after all, NASA officials announced yesterday.


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NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "NEAR Shoemaker Gets New Lease On Life At Home On Asteroid." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 February 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010216080137.htm>.
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (2001, February 16). NEAR Shoemaker Gets New Lease On Life At Home On Asteroid. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010216080137.htm
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "NEAR Shoemaker Gets New Lease On Life At Home On Asteroid." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010216080137.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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