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ISAS Open House

On July 27 (Sat.), the annual ISAS Open House was held at the Sagamihara Campus. As so many people were waiting before the opening time as usual, we opened 25 minutes earlier than the scheduled time.

Although the popular water-rocket launch program was missing this year, the asteroid orbiter MUSES-C scheduled for launch at the end of this year and the solar physics satellite SOLAR-B scheduled for launch in 2005, and aluminum films with 880,000 names collected from all over the world via “The Little Prince Campaign” etched on them were on display and attracted great attention.

Although participants numbered 12,000, a little less than last year, people were coming constantly to every display site. It was a “hot” summer day with “Space Circles” flapping in the cool wind.

October 16, 2002