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The astronauts land on the surface of Astroid 1. They show the audience the process of setting up communications with Earth, collecting surface samples, measuring the topography and then setting up 1 of 1,000 hydrazine rockets which will fire for 6 months. This combined propellant will be enough to alter the flight path of the asteroid away from striking planet Earth. - All of this was a great learning experience for U.M.D. students on Astronomy Day 2008.