ISWI Newsletter - Vol.4 No.6
16 January 2012

Dear ISWI Participant:

This news is not directly related to space weather but it is relevant to the exploration of space. The news is that a motion picture has been made about "Hayabusa" (JAXA, May 9, 2003 to June 13, 2010) -- this is the first time in human history that a satellite was launched from Earth, travelled to an asteroid, grabbed a piece of that asteroid, and returned to Earth with that sample. The satellite made a dramatic return to Earth on 13 June 2010.

Details on this mission can be found here:

Attached is a photo of a promotional poster put out by the producer of this new film. I spotted it in the halls of our university.

Faithfully and cordially yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1)Hayabusa Wall Poster () 723 KB pdf, one page, (click )

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