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U. of A. Support of Nasa Hera Project

General NewsLocal journalists report that Derek Sears and his team at the University of Arkansas are among the leading contenders for the $450-mm NASA Hera project. This is a proposed mission to retrieve actual samples of an asteroid and return to Earth. I will contact Sears and find out if there is news that can be shared with the AOAS membership about this exciting mission. If they prevail in their bid, it appears that Fayetteville would become the brain-center for this major NASA project.
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U. of A. Support of Nasa Hera Project
Authored by: bobmoody onMonday, November 07 2005 @ 08:57 am EST
OUTSTANDING! I'm very, very thrilled to hear of this possibility that NW Arkansas might become a world class research center for asteroid material. If anyone in the world is qualified for such a possibility, Dr. Derek Sears is certainly well prepared, and absolutely the best man for the job.

Dr. Sears has graciously accepted two speaking engagements for AOAS meetings over the past 20 years, and is a favorite speaker of not only AOAS but myself personally. I can't wait to hear of the good news that will put he and his team at the forefront of asteroid research.

All the best to Dr. Sears and his team, AOAS is behind you 100%!

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