Item #: SPA02020-46329
An artist's rendering of the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft's rendezvous with the asteroid Eros. Upon arrival, the spacecraft will orbit the mountain-sized body for nearly 13 months, sending back the first comprehensive dataset about an asteroid. This image produced for NASA by Pat Rawlings, (SAIC). Technical concepts for NASA's Exploration Office, Johnson Space Centre (JSC). (NASA Media Archives).