Nasa are not the only space agency doing cool stuff. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) are planning to land on a comet in 2014.
The Rosetta comet chaser will swing by Earth November 13 to pick up orbital energy and begin the final leg of its 10-year journey to the outer solar system. Several observations of the Earth-Moon system are planned before the spacecraft heads out to for its rendevez with comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It will then drop a lander onto the object and study the comet for 2 years on it’s way back to the sun.