Infamous for the epidemic of gun violence plaguing the nation, Americans couldn’t help but relate the bullet back to that.
Thoughts and prayers to the asteroid and it’s family.
— Lina Abz (@lina_abz) February 22, 2019
Japan shot up an asteroid before America got a chance to pull the trigger? Well color me suprised.
— Beefsister (@URAsupragenius) February 22, 2019
Now we shooting in outer space too ?
— Puneeth Kumar (@itspuneeth) February 22, 2019
That's the most American thing I….wait
— Jake Lockley (@Fire_In_Babylon) February 22, 2019
Unlike the crisis of gun violence, Japan’s efforts represent the power of human innovation. NASA wished them luck as its own officials prepare for a similar mission.
Good luck to @JAXA_en and the Hayabusa2 team with the planned touchdown on the asteroid Ryugu. With both Hayabusa and NASA’s @OSIRISREx working to return samples to Earth, it’s an exciting time for asteroid explorers. https://t.co/Z9RZH5V9r9 https://t.co/qqffF2fxLv
— NASA Solar System (@NASASolarSystem) February 21, 2019
Save travels home, Hayabusa 2!