A Light in the Sky
June 26, 2010
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft streaked across the sky like a saber of light through the clouds as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere over the Woomera Test Range in Australia. In Kingoonya, the spacecraft's re-entry was visible to the human eye for only 15 seconds.
Topics: Environment, Japanese space program, Hayabusa, Spaceflight, Australia, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Mercury program, Spacecraft, Space exploration