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NASA said its Dawn probe should go into orbit around the asteroid Vesta on Friday.
PASADENA, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 15, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Vesta, and from now until the ion-powered spacecraft goes into orbit in mid-July, every picture of the giant asteroid will be the best one ever taken.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to begin the first extended visit to a large asteroid.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to begin the first extended visit to a large asteroid. The mission expects to go into orbit around Vesta on July 16 and begin gathering science data in early August.
NASA will host a news briefing at 2 pm EDT on Thursday, June 23, to discuss the Dawn spacecraft's year-long visit to the large asteroid Vesta.
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists working with NASA's Dawn spacecraft have created a new video showing the giant asteroid Vesta as the spacecraft approaches this unexplored world in the main asteroid belt.
Scientists have created a new video to give a glimpse into the future as NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches the giant asteroid Vesta.
The 'moment of truth is about to arrive,' says UCLA's Christopher Russell.
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has obtained its first image of the giant asteroid Vesta, which will help fine-tune navigation during its approach.
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