The name of NASA
that is about to land on an asteroid
The NEAR -- Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous -- Shoemaker
spacecraft has been circling around the Eros asteroid since February 14
The spacecraft was never meant to land, says NASA spokesperson Helen Worth
and may not make it in one piece. "Chances are less than one per cent for it to land intact," she said. "Plus, all the instruments are on the bottom." Once the craft lands, it will stay there and NASA has no plans to retrieve it.
Pictures of the asteroid landing attempt will be shown live on NASA's Web site, www.nasa.gov.
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