Professor Kazuya Yoshida at Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University received Certificate of Appreciation to “Hayabusa” Contributors from Banri Kaieda, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, and Yoshiaki Takagi, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The presentation ceremony was held at the cabinet office on December 2, 2010.
The certificate of application was given to universities and businesses that contributed to research and development on the Japanese space probe “Hayabusa.” Professor Kazuya Yoshida conducted research and technical development of a mechanism to take samples from the asteroid Itokawa, and Associate Professor Tomoki Nakamura at Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University has identified fine particles that were brought to the Earth by “Hayabusa” and been involved with the future analysis of samples. The significant contribution to the “Hayabusa” project by Tohoku University has gathered world attention.
Professor Kazuya Yoshida with the diploma
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A diploma given from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
A diploma given from the Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
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