1991 NP. Discovered 1991 July 9 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Steven H. Pravdo, who works in the fields of X-ray astrophysics and extrasolar planet detection, as well as in mission and instrument development for space programs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As the task manager for the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking system, he has contributed to the design, fabrication, installation and operations of NEAT. His expertise in systems engineering, analysis and management contributed significantly to the success of the project. (M 26931)

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