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Posts in category "space exploration"

photo of astronaut after landing on the moon

Happy Apollo Day!

Today is the 50th Anniversary of “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

 
 
orbit of Hayabusa2 in relation to Sun and Earth

Hayabusa!

Congratulations to the Hayabusa2 mission team, who flew to an asteroid, dropped multiple rovers, an impactor and a separate camera satellite to observe the impactor. The Hayabusa2 then flew around, to the far side of the asteroid to avoid ejecta from the impactor. In a few weeks, Hayabusa2 will probably land, collect more samples and then fly back to Earth.