Hayabusa satellite on display at Tanabe City Library

Hayabusa satellite on display at Tanabe City Library

Hayabusa

(It’s only a model!)

The Japanese satellite Hayabusa, the first satellite to land on an asteroid and return to Earth, is on display at the library.  There are also internal components and the re-entry capsule, some not replicas, but photography is forbidden inside that area.

Hayabusa collected samples from the surface of the astroid during a multi-year mission, and returned to Earth despite some serious technical problems.

Dress up like a real astronaut

 

You can dress up like a real astronaut  if you visit!