Derby and District Astronomical Society

Deep Impact Carries DDAS Name
4th July 2005

The impactor spacecraft from NASA's Deep Impact Mission successfully smashed into Comet Tempel 1 on the 4th July 2005 carrying the (now vaporised!) name of our Society with it! For all the details check out the mission home page at To see our NASA 'Send Your Name to a Comet' certificate click here.