Published: November 27, 2017
NEAR Model

As the first mission launched in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Discovery Program, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission is setting the stage for asteroidal exploration and forming a base of knowledge that will be the framework for future missions. The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft was designed and built by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which is managing the mission for NASA.

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