NEAR Shoemaker's Mission Extended by Ten Days
14 Feb 2001
(Source: SpaceFlight Now)
NASA granted the NEAR Shoemaker mission a last-minute reprieve Wednesday, extending the mission by up to ten days to give scientists time to capitalize on a surprisingly successful landing on the surface of the asteroid Eros.
http://spaceflightnow.com/near/010214extend/ Video clip: Officials say relaunching of probe ruled out