View Full Version : Japanese Rocket Launches Asteroid Probe

2005-Sep-24, 10:21 AM
SUMMARY: A Japanese M-5 rocket lifted off on Friday carrying a spacecraft which will be the first to ever collect samples from the surface of an asteroid. Called Muses-C, the spacecraft will take only two years to reach asteroid 1998 SF 36 - one of the Earth’s closest space neighbours – and then return to Earth by 2007. A grapefruit-sized marker imprinted with nearly 900,000 names will also be dropped onto the asteroid’s surface.

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2005-Sep-25, 01:37 AM
I think your linkie's giving me a 404 File Not Found. :(

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