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Hugs and high-fives as Rosetta spacecraft ends epic trek

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 00:52

European Space Agency scientists celebrate after confirmation that the Rosetta spacecraft had crash-landed on a comet after 12 years chasing it across more than six billion kilometres of space. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The European Space Agency said the Rosetta spacecraft has crash-landed on a comet after an historic 12 years spent chasing it across more than 6 billion kilometres of space. Scientists at the control centre in Darmstadt, Germany clapped as hugged after screens showed the loss of signal as Rosetta touched down on the comet. "Thank you Rosetta," ESA Director General Jan Woerner tweeted after the landing was confirmed.

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Hugs and high-fives as Rosetta spacecraft ends epic trek

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 00:52