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ODT/NZPA: Scientists hopeful space capsule will reveal secrets

Peter Griffin posted in on June 16th, 2010.

The Japanese space capsule, hopefully containing the first asteroid samples to be brought back to earth, has successfully landed in South Australia. The capsule was launched in 2003 and supposed to return in 2007 – technical issues delayed its arrival. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The capsule will return to Japan before scientists discover […]

Radio NZ: Spacecraft lands in Australian outback

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

A Japanese space capsule which, hopefully, contains the first asteroid sample to be brought back to Earth, has landed in South Australia. The mission was launched in 2003, and was supposed to return in 2007 – unexpected technical errors delayed its return from the Itokawa asteroid. An excerpt: (read in full here) The Hayabusa explorer […]

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