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Vesta Fiesta: August 5th – 7th, 2011

3 Aug 2011, 15:00 UTC
Vesta Fiesta: August 5th – 7th, 2011
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To help celebrate the start of the Dawn mission to Vesta, NASA is organizing a “Vesta Fiesta”!
After travelling the solar system for nearly four years, the Dawn spacecraft is now entering the “science” phase of its mission. After studying the asteroid Vesta, Dawn will continue on to study dwarf planet Ceres, also in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Given the fact that Dawn is the first spacecraft to orbit an object in the asteroid belt, a fiesta is in order! (Here in Arizona we relish ANY excuse to fiesta.)
Between August 5th and August 7th Vesta Fiestas will be held to help celebrate Dawn’s arrival at Vesta. If you’d like to participate by hosting your own party, or to find a party in your area, visit: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/vesta_fiesta_attend_an_event.asp , or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225252850843508

You can also follow the Dawn mission on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/NASA_Dawn.
NASA is encouraging fans of the Dawn mission to join the celebration by hosting events at local clubs, schools, museums or societies. You can stay up-to-date with the latest updates on Vesta Fiestas by visiting the Vesta Fiesta link listed above.
NASA has also provided numerous resources that are free to use ...

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