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Hayabusa sample capsule photographed on the ground in Australia

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/13 09:23 CDT

Hayabusa sample capsule photographed on the ground in Australia

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Hayabusa's return: a review

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/13 04:47 CDT

Hayabusa's return: round up some of the amazing photos, movies, and artworks that were posted and shared and Tweeted and re-Tweeted over the previous dozen hours or so.

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Welcome home, Hayabusa!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/13 09:18 CDT

At 13:51 UTC, the Hayabusa spacecraft -- having traveled to an asteroid and back, surviving countless challenges-- broke up into a fiery meteor over the midnight, midwinter Australian sky.

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Preparing for Hayabusa's return

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/11 06:10 CDT

Only about 40 hours remain for the Hayabusa mission. Its dramatic entry will take place at 14:00 UTC on Sunday, June 13.

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Titan's rivers are square

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/11 01:07 CDT

Titan's rivers are square

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IKAROS: Successful sail deployment and solar power generation! Hooray!!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/10 10:46 CDT

IKAROS: Successful sail deployment and solar power generation! Hooray!!

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Big hunks of carbonate rock on Mars at last

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/10 04:33 CDT

Big hunks of carbonate rock on Mars at last

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Hayabusa: Waiting

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/10 09:08 CDT

We're in the final days of the Hayabusa mission, but until Sunday I think we're in a state of "no news is good news."

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U.S. Citizens: Please write your elected representatives about restarting plutonium-238 production!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/09 04:34 CDT

U.S. Citizens: Please write your elected representatives about restarting plutonium-238 production!

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Hayabusa's final approach on target; Japan's ready to receive samples

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/09 12:34 CDT

Hayabusa's final approach on target; Japan's ready to receive samples

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Progress -- with pictures! -- on IKAROS' sail deployment

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/09 09:19 CDT

Progress -- with pictures! -- on IKAROS' sail deployment

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A brief history of Hayabusa

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/08 09:17 CDT

For those of you who found my Hayabusa mission recap too long, here's a graphical version of the history of the Hayabusa mission.

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Hayabusa: "I did my best!"

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/08 02:26 CDT

Hayabusa: "I did my best!"

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Apply for a Shoemaker NEO Grant! Deadline extended to June 24

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/08 02:00 CDT

Apply for a Shoemaker NEO Grant! Deadline extended to June 24

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IKAROS team proceeds with final stage of sail deployment!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/08 11:32 CDT

IKAROS team proceeds with final stage of sail deployment!

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Bill Nye Signs on as Planetary Society's New Executive Director

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/07 05:32 CDT

Bill Nye Signs on as Planetary Society's New Executive Director

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Six days left for Hayabusa: A recap of the mission

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/07 05:27 CDT

Six days left for Hayabusa: A recap of the mission

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IKAROS update: rotation rate inexplicably increasing

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/07 11:53 CDT

IKAROS update: rotation rate inexplicably increasing

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IKAROS sail deployment delayed until at least Tuesday

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/06 05:08 CDT

IKAROS sail deployment delayed until at least Tuesday

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Lou Friedman in Japan: Taking things slowly with IKAROS sail deployment

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/05 12:30 CDT

Lou Friedman in Japan: Taking things slowly with IKAROS sail deployment

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