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Dawn Mission Outreach E-Bulletin                              41st Edition      August 31, 2012

Hasta La Vesta

just around the corner

Hasta La Vesta
Hasta La Vesta bannerDawn Mission Google+ Hangout
September 8, 2012
12:00 p.m. PDT

It's just around the corner!! NASA's Dawn Mission has spent a thrilling year at Vesta, gathering data close up and far away with Dawn's international payload of instruments. We are saying Hasta la vista, Vesta, to our favorite giant asteroid as we begin our journey to icy dwarf planet Ceres, the first time humans have ever visited two celestial objects in one mission.

Connect with Dawn team members and fellow Dawn mission fans in real-time in a Dawn Mission Google+ Hangout! Dawn scientists and engineers will share mission stories and answer questions submitted via Facebook and Twitter in a live, interactive video event.

Celebrate with us! 

✓ Join the Dawn Mission Google+ Hangout from your computer. 

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✓ Host your own Hasta La Vesta Event!
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Vesta's North Pole
A glimpse of Vesta's North Pole captured by the Dawn spacecraft's framing camera. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

News Release: August 30, 2012
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system destinations, to help scientists answer questions about the formation of our solar system. The spacecraft is scheduled to leave the giant asteroid Vesta on Sept. 4 PDT (Sept. 5 EDT) to start its two-and-a-half-year journey to the dwarf planet Ceres.



✓ Watch Dawn's farewell video to Vesta! 

✓ Read the rest of Dawn's latest news release!



Get on-the-minute mission and science updates during this unprecedented transition as Dawn gets ready to say good-bye to giant asteroid Vesta and begin its remarkable journey to another member of the main asteroid belt, dwarf planet Ceres: a first for humankind! Follow the Dawn Mission on Facebook, Twitter and our RSS Feed
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