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July 2011
Dawn Begins Year-Long Vesta Fiesta
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18 July 2011
On July 15th, our Dawn spacecraft defined "Arriva!" in a new way when it went into orbit around Vesta - an enormous asteroid with an average diameter of about 330 miles.
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About: Dr. James Green
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Dr. Green is the Director of Planetary Science at NASA Headquarters. He views his job as the keeper of NASA's planetary program and the top advocate for that program to flourish and grow.
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