Hayabusa Re-entry Video

Submitted by: tnaran 6 years ago Science

The Hayabusa asteroid collection probe returning to Earth. Sweeeet.
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Male 5,190
Cool.
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Male 209
Remember the movie "Andromeda Strain" someday one of these probes is going to bring back "friends"...
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Male 422
Re-entry?? You mean...it was already in earth, and some tool launched it, and now it wants to come home?
Sure
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Male 10,440
I suspect that the bit at the end was what survived re-entry.
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Female 236
Did it died?
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Male 479
nah, that`s spartan117. "why`d you always have to jump?"
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Male 21
Haduken!
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Male 85
O come on i tried to get this posted weeks ago. :(
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Male 9,306
It`s beautiful, and a little sad. Where a whole satellite is sent off, only a small piece comes back.
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Female 500
pretty :D
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Male 722
That was pretty damn awesome, but it would have been cooler to watch while tripping on LSD.
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Male 439
they should put more satalites up in space just for the purpose of reentry cause that was awsome
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Male 606
Anyone else think of the opening cinematic from Halo 3, as Master Chief reenters the atmosphere?
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Male 25,416
This is the better link for the video, better than this one, this is what the device actually looks like
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Male 4,680
And that, gentlemen, is how the decepticons got here.
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Male 496
For those who want to know what it was and carried: The Haybusa mission was the first attempt to bring back a solid sample from the surface of an asteroid for scientific study. In the video the speck you can see on the right hand side from the start to the finish is actually the re-entry capsule with the sample. This was the only part of the craft designed to re-enter the earths atmosphere so whilst the probe broke up completely, it completed its mission of returning an asteroid sample safely to earth :)
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Male 12,138
Nice!
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Male 373
awwwwesome
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Male 15,510
"Hayabusa asteroid collection probe" yeeah riiiight, I guess that is how the MIB call the Alien invasion nowadays
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Male 220
Link: Hayabusa Re-entry Video [Rate Link] - The Hayabusa asteroid collection probe returning to Earth. Sweeeet.
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