On May 9, 2003, the Japanese space probe HAYABUSA was launched atop a M-V Launch Vehicle on a mission to return a sample from the asteroid Itokawa. However, as the 2 billion kilometer mission went on, more and more technical challenges faced the tiny probe. Eventually landing on the asteroid, and after more amazing work by earth-based scientists and engineers, it returned to earth on June 13, 2010. This is the inspiring story of that “little spaceship that could!” HAYABUSA: Back to Earth is a full dome production by Hiromitsu Kohsaka/GOTO Inc.
HAYABUSA: Back to Earth was voted the most popular film and was awarded the Audience Choice Award at the 'Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival in 2010. Producer: Hiromitsu Kohsaka/GOTO Inc. Presented in English.