back to article NASA's Dawn Mission receives nod in memory of Apollo 13 'naut for asteroid belt derring-do

Less than a year after NASA's Dawn mission sent its last squawk back to Earth, the probe is to receive the Space Foundation's 2019 John L "Jack" Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration. Launched in 2007 for a planned nine-year mission, Dawn had already survived a few close shaves with cancellation before finally leaving the …

  1. Mark 85 Silver badge
    Pint

    Indeed, several toasts not just for the two mentioned but all the accomplishments over the decades and make sure to include Opportunity, "the little rover that could".

  2. TeeCee Gold badge
    Coat

    "Dead probe swinging around Ceres..."

    I know what you meant, but I just can't help wondering why Ceres is the system's mecca for cybernetic necrophiliac wife-swappers...

    1. STOP_FORTH

      Re: "Dead probe swinging around Ceres..."

      You can compost dead people and Ceres is a goddess of agriculture and fertility.

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