Spaceflight Now: NEAR


February 28, 2001 -- Follow the conclusion of NASA's NEAR Shoemaker exploration mission after the craft's unprecedented landing on an asteroid. Reload this page for the very latest.
Images from the descent:

Last view before landing

Extreme close up!

View from 2.5km

Large boulder

Closest view yet

Views of Eros: 1 2 3 4

View of the horizon

A preview of landing:

The landing site on Eros

Illustration showing NEAR's drop from orbit

Graph shows descent in altitude vs. time