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Spinning spacecraft on the radio

Laura Goodall posted in on May 4th, 2015.

Dr. Duncan Steel, New Zealand-based space scientist, spoke on the Radio New Zealand show Our Changing World on 30th April about the out-of-control Russian space capsule that failed to reach the International Space Station. Dr. Steel, who lives in Wellington, is Space Scientist at the NASA-Ames Research Center, Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham and Astronomer at […]

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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 […]

Newsletter Digest: Space capsule landing, oil drilling, and Fieldays

Peter Griffin posted in on June 11th, 2010.

Aussie-bound space capsule due Scientists in the desolate South Australian outback are preparing for the touch down of a Japanese space capsule, which is scheduled to arrive on Sunday night. The Hayabusa capsule is the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid, which it did in 2005, intercepting the Itokawa asteriod. But scientists won’t know […]

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