Space & Tech News: Hayabusa Spacecraft's Fiery Return From Asteroid
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Hayabusa Spacecraft's Fiery Return From Asteroid
June 14, 2010—Japan's Hayabusa, the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid and return to Earth, made a fiery reentry over southern Australia Sunday night. Scientists hope the craft's capsule contains samples from the asteroid Itokowa.