(5188) Paine

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( 5188 ) Paine is one of the main asteroid belt, which by the astronomer Eleanor Helin U.S. at Palomar Observatory (IAU code 675) was discovered in Flagstaff on 15 Oktomber 1990.

The asteroid was named after the American scientist Thomas O. Paine (1921-1992) during which period of service as the third Administrator of NASA, the first seven manned Apollo missions (Apollo 7 to Apollo 13) were flown.