Hayabusa facts for kids
Hayabusa was sent into space on May 9, 2003. In November 2005, it landed on the asteroid. The mission was successfully completed in June 2010 when the spacecraft returned to earth in June 2010.
Hayabusa studied Itokawa's shape, spin, topography, colour, composition, density, and history. The Hayabusa mission was the first time that an attempt was made to bring an asteroid dust sample to earth for analysis.
In popular culture
Three different feature-length films are being made about the Hayabusa mission.
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA),Hayabusa (Muses-C) mission profile
Images for kids
The re-entry seen from the Woomera Test Range.
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