|Title:||The Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby Mission: A Search for Our Beginnings|
|Authors:||Jet Propulsion Laboratory / NASA|
|Number of pages:||79|
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Includes The Objectives of CRAF, The CRAF Mission, The Investigations, and Program Plans.
The Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby (CRAF) was a cancelled plan for a NASA led exploratory mission designed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, that planned to send a spacecraft to encounter an asteroid, and then to rendezvous with a comet and fly alongside it for nearly three years. The project was eventually canceled when it went over budget; most of the money still left was redirected to its twin spacecraft, Cassiniâ€“Huygens, destined for Saturn, so it could survive Congressional budget cutbacks. Most of CRAF's scientific objectives were later accomplished by the smaller NASA spacecraft Stardust and Deep Impact, and by ESA's flagship Rosetta mission.