Sunday, June 13, 2010

First footage of Hayabusa re-entry

First footage was published through the NASA website. A small outtake was already published through YouTube:

As you can see the capsule separates cleanly from the rest of the vehicle that then disintegrates. I can't wait to see the rest of the data that has been gathered by the LIME team and the other teams! A sharper version of the footage can be found as an AVI and on this webpage.

Many tech news sites picked up on the succesful re-entry, such as Slashdot, Discovery News and Gizmodo.