The full-scale model of the spacecraft "Hayabusa 2" is popular August 19th 16:29
The facility of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) in Sagamihara City has a full-scale model of the spacecraft “Hayabusa 2” and is crowded with children looking for summer homework topics.
JAXA's Space Science Laboratory in Sagamihara City has a learning facility that introduces various technologies related to space.
Among them, there is a full-scale model of the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft, which successfully landed on the asteroid “Ryugu” last month, a “target marker” as a landmark for landing and a cylinder for collecting rocks. The device is also reproduced.
There are also simulators that direct the launching and landing of spacecraft, and it is crowded with children looking for materials for summer homework.
A third-grade boy from Tokyo told me, “My future dream was an astronaut, so my mom took me. I didn't expect Hayabusa2 to be so big.”
In the cafeteria next to the learning facility, there was a menu called “Planet Curry” decorated with star-shaped vegetables, and the children who had finished watching the display were eating deliciously.
Mr. Noriyuki Tomobe, a spokesperson for the JAXA Space Science Research Institute, said, “Hayabusa 2 has attracted attention and the number of visitors has increased. It was.