The first asteroid landing ever


WORLD'S FIRST ASTEROID LANDING
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first asteroid landing?

On February 12, 2001, after 12 months of orbiting Asteroid 433 Eros, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker touched down on Eros which was just under 200 million miles away.

Although not equipped with landing gear, NEAR Shoemaker landed softly and sent back signals for 16 days before communication was lost.


Last Picture of Eros by NEAR Shoemaker Before Landing
(Altitude: 394 Feet)



The first asteroid landing ever

The first asteroid landing ever

Page Sponsored By: Gadget Advisor Tech News