I vividly recall hearing Sputnik’s bleeps as it orbited the Earth over my father’s shortwave radio. Watching the drama of America’s first flights into outer space, NASA’s moon flights and the Space Shuttle were science fiction becoming reality.
The return of Japan’s asteroid lander, scheduled to land Sunday in Australia is eagerly awaited by scientist around the world, and space exploration fans like me.
See a NASA video of the reentry light show here.
In a spectacular display across the night sky of Australia, Japan’s Hayabusa asteroid lander returned to Earth after a four-billion mile journey.
More about the asteroid mission on Fox News.