Annual Report 2002 - Cornell University
004 Selected Books by Faculty

01 James F. Bell, ed., Astronomy

Asteroid Rendezvous: NEAR Shoemaker's Adventures at Eros (Cambridge University Press, 2002). This is a collection of essays and images, brought together by Bell and Jacqueline Mitton, Royal Astronomical Society, of Cornell astronomers and engineers who made the NEAR mission (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) an amazing success. The mission was the first to orbit and land on an asteroid. It was also one of the first tests of NASA's new "better, faster, cheaper" planetary exploration. The mission produced hundreds of thousands of images, spectra, and other measurements. The book tells the story of the mission from conception to culmination.

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