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September 12, 2005 4:46 PM   Subscribe

Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft has arrived at asteroid Itokawa
posted by gimonca (19 comments total)

 


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posted by Heywood Mogroot at 4:49 PM on September 12, 2005


I was going to say, that motorcycle is almost fast enough...
posted by mullingitover at 4:54 PM on September 12, 2005


So when are the tentacle porn broadcasts scheduled to begin? [obvious]
posted by clevershark at 4:56 PM on September 12, 2005


Excellent, I was not aware of this. Thanks.
posted by interrobang at 5:01 PM on September 12, 2005


When I saw spacecraft and rocket drawings in anime, I always thought they were angular and brightly colored as part of that anime drawing style. I see now that I'm wrong.
posted by odinsdream at 5:07 PM on September 12, 2005


Hayabusa? Hayabusa
posted by rxrfrx at 5:08 PM on September 12, 2005


I didn't know falcons could breathe in space.
posted by fenriq at 5:09 PM on September 12, 2005


Awesome. I didn't know about this either. It's grabbing a sample of the asteroid and returning it. Intense.

Also, that Mu rocket looks decidedly Japanese to me for some reason. It has a sort of Zen aesthetic.

Main Hayabusa page.
posted by loquacious at 5:33 PM on September 12, 2005



Hayabusa
posted by Lusy P Hur at 6:08 PM on September 12, 2005


So someone whack me with a clue stick. Are we just sitting here being stupid Americans and mocking Japanese culture because of a similar name or is the Japanese program actively enjoying a successful mission? Because it looks like they're having success and I don't see why we have to be this way.

Apologies if everyone is happy about it and just poking fun. The first few cliparts were "ha ha" but then as they progressed I wondered if some people were intentionally missing the point.
posted by cavalier at 6:51 PM on September 12, 2005


Nevermind. Ugh. Wish I could unpost.
posted by cavalier at 6:52 PM on September 12, 2005


Does the booster rocket have Buddha-nature?

Mv!

(So close...)
posted by Coda at 7:17 PM on September 12, 2005


Ohh. Ha. Ha.

That's cool that they're scooping up a chunk of an astroid and bring it back to earth. Good idea; see if they're worth bothering to mine and to develop ways of analyzing astroids at ta distance to pick candidates.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 7:56 PM on September 12, 2005


Wow, this thread doesn't have any lame japanese stereotypes in it at all.
posted by signal at 8:35 PM on September 12, 2005


Pretty funny how the Japanese only go to Japanese asteroids.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 9:52 PM on September 12, 2005


Free! Too! Ran! Raunch!!

Japanese only go to Japanese asteroids.

Hehe!
posted by Balisong at 10:25 PM on September 12, 2005


Hey, let's make fun of people, ideas and achievements of other cultures!

What is this, Fark?

Hrhm. I guess I'm just tired. Going to bed now.
posted by spazzm at 7:47 AM on September 13, 2005


Cartman: Come on rice picker!
Chef: Hey, hey, hey! Children, that's not cool. You don't make fun of somebody because of their ethnicity.
Stan: You don't?
Kyle: But Chef, you just ripped on Chinese people.
Chef: No, no, no, no ,no, that's different. I made fun of them because they are from China. You see it's not ok to make fun of an American because they're black brown or whatever. But it is ok to make fun of foreigners because they're from another country.
Kids: Ooooh.
Cartman: Oh alright.
Kevin: Yeah.
posted by Balisong at 12:00 AM on September 14, 2005


Oh, what the hell - why fight it..?

Boobies!
posted by spazzm at 10:19 AM on September 14, 2005


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