A Japanese space probe has succeeded in landing on an asteroid and apparently collected samples, Kyodo News agency reported Saturday.
The Hayabusa probe is aiming to be the first to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth for analysis.
Hayabusa touched down on the asteroid for a second time Saturday morning, Kyodo said, citing the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
On Wednesday, the agency announced the probe had successfully landed on Sunday, after initially announcing the earlier attempt had failed.
The asteroid, named Itokawa, is 290 million kilometers (180 million miles) from Earth, reported AP. P.T.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said