Marooned Off Vesta was written in 1938 by Isaac Asimov when he was 18 years old. It was one of the first science fiction stories that I read as a kid back in the ’50s. It deals with three astronauts shipwrecked in orbit around the asteroid and how they use their limited resources to save themselves.
This video put together from images taken by the Dawn spacecraft shows what it might be like to be marooned off Vesta.
Video Credit: NASA, DLR