The Hayabusa2 spacecraft visits the Ryugu asteroid
I just received this wonderful message from a group of students in Japan (thanks to Patricia McGahan for providing the connection!) who are learning and teaching about the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission to the Ryugu asteroid.
These Japanese high school students created a board game (in Japanese and English) to teach people about an amazing Japanese spacecraft called Hayabusa2.
In June 2018, this Japanese spacecraft will meet up with the asteroid Ryugu, circle it for 18 months, then return to Earth with samples. In addition to observational instruments, the spacecraft has a small explosive material that will drop onto the asteroid! Talk about explosive science!
Explore the TTHS outreach website
The students would like you to explore their website and download the game which takes you through the stages of the mission. The details and links are below.