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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 […]

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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