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Fraser
2012-Aug-31, 04:40 PM
The feat has never been accomplished before and next week’s departure for the Dawn spacecraft from Vesta will be monumental. Dawn is on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system destinations. The spacecraft is scheduled to leave the giant asteroid Vesta on Sept. 4 PDT (Sept. 5 EDT) [...]

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publiusr
2012-Sep-01, 07:44 PM
Some think a manned mission may not be out of the question later:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=18832.0