Japanese Space Craft Bringing Back Space Rock
phaic tan writes “Bridie Smith from the Sydney Morning Herald reports on the Hyabusa spacecraft returning to earth in June with samples from the Itokawa Asteroid: ‘A Japanese spacecraft will land in Australia in June, bringing with it samples from an asteroid found 300 million kilometres from Earth. The unmanned Hayabusa spacecraft, launched in May 2003, will become the first spacecraft to bring asteroid material to Earth when it lands in Woomera, South Australia, later this year.’”
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