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NEAR Spacecraft
Introductory Document
This document was most recently revised on Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Acquisition of Ownership
Offer to Sell
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Contact Information
Imaginary View of the NEAR Spacecraft
The NEAR Spacecraft landed on the Eros asteroid on Wednesday, February 12, 2001.  These are links to some articles that provide a little background information.
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ASTEROID RENDEZVOUS, a NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Transcript, February 14, 2000
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/jan-june00/eros_2-14.html

NEAR LANDS ON EROS, an Online NewsHour Update, February 12, 2001
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/february01/near_2-12.html
Notice:  The article NEAR Lands On Eros is no longer available at the previous address.  Thus, the link shown goes to a PDF file (148 K) on this website.  I've preserved the original path description here for historical purposes.  If PBS objects to my use of the PDF file, and will give me the current link to the article on the PBS website, then I'll remove my PDF file and link to the PBS article again.

CLOSE ENCOUNTER, a NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Transcript, February 14, 2001
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/jan-june01/asteroid_02-14.html

Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous JHUAPL, Science Update, February 20, 2001
http://near.jhuapl.edu/news/sci_updates/01feb20.html
 

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The dust had barely settled on Eros before I was trying to buy the spacecraft.  My efforts to do so continued for the first few months of the year 2001.  Before the year was over, however, I had decided that I probably couldn't buy it.  Either nobody was competent to sell it or nobody was taking me seriously.  Therefore, I waited and thought about it for a while.

By early 2005, I decided that I'd waited long enough to reasonably presume that the spacecraft had been abandoned by its former owner.  I made one last attempt to buy the spacecraft but, primarily, I began the process of claiming it.  I stated the basis for my claim in two documents: NEAR Spacecraft, also known as NEAR Shoemaker Declaration and Certificate of Ownership and  NEAR Spacecraft, also known as NEAR Shoemaker Final Notice and Declaration.

My process of acquiring ownership of the NEAR Spacecraft is shown in my Acquisition of Ownership document.  The letters and other documents shown there provide a record of my process of claiming ownership of the NEAR Spacecraft.  The most important of the documents are the two mentioned in the previous paragraph.  I sent a copy of the first one, by certified mail, to the previous owner of the spacecraft.  That owner failed to object.  I also had both documents published in the legal notices section of the White Mountain Independent.  I didn't receive any objections at all.

Please be aware that my contact information is obsolete on most of my documents regarding the NEAR Spacecraft.  My current contact information is available on the front page of this website.  Just click on the Contact Information button.

You can view my offer to sell the NEAR Spacecraft in my Offer to Sell document.
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 ^  Contact Information
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contact@moonlight-flea-market.com
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 ^  Visits to This Offer to Sell
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Year Visitors Hits
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Before 2012 13 25
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2012 29 41 Accumulated Total Hits:  066
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2013 31 70 Accumulated Total Hits:  101
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2014 40 94 Accumulated Total Hits:  195
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2015 20 25 Accumulated Total Hits:  220
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2016 09 18 Accumulated Total Hits:  238


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